Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and one of my favourite places in Italy!
The island is lush and beautiful with lots to see and do no matter when in the season you choose to visit.
I stayed last at Villa del Golfo, this is undoubtedly one of the islands best kept secrets.
Nestled into the side of a hill next to the tiny town of Cannigione where you can have a bite to eat or take the ferries over to different parts of the island.
Just a short transfer time from Olbia airport you are met with the warmest of welcomes, delicious food, and those amazing views over the bay where they even have their own yacht for day trips and swimming!
I cannot rave about the Italian Lakes enough. Not only are they stunningly beautiful but they are perfectly located to enjoy a multi-centre holiday too. The choices and combinations are endless - Milan/Lake Como, Verona/Lake Garda, and a 3 lakes tour - Como, Maggiore and Lugano. It’s even possible to do all five of them.
I spent a night in vibrant Milan, ogling in the windows of the designer shops and taking in a cocktail or two before hiring a car the next day and heading out to Bellagio on Lake Como. It was a little hairy, with narrow roads and less than zen Italian drivers but it helped that the car was a small one and that my nerves could take it!
When I make the trip again, I would let the train take the strain and visit the western shore of Lake Como. It’s under an hour’s train journey from Milan direct to Como. From the station, take a short taxi ride to Hotel Villa Flori. This elegant hotel is in a great position, directly on the lake. Magnificent views of the lake are always with you. Whether it’s whilst enjoying the delicious food in the hotel’s restaurant, relaxing with a drink on the Lounge Bar balcony or taking in the rays on the fourth-floor terrace.
I have a passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of visiting many countries in Europe, as well as venturing further afield to destinations such as the United States and Mexico.
My love for travel has taken me to some of the world's most exciting and exotic destinations, allowing me to immerse myself in different cultures and connect with people from all walks of life.
Living in Slovenia means that I'm perfectly situated to explore the neighbouring countries of Croatia and Italy, which I regularly visit to discover new hidden gems and experience their unique cultures.
Sicily is a fascinating destination that offers a unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. This island is located in the heart of the Mediterranean, and it boasts a rich heritage that dates back to ancient times. With its stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals, Sicily has everything a visitor could want.
Of course, no visit to Sicily would be complete without sampling the local cuisine. Sicilian food is renowned for its bold flavours and fresh ingredients, with dishes like pasta alla norma, arancini, and cannoli that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Whether you're interested in exploring ancient ruins, relaxing on the beach, or savouring delicious local cuisine, Sicily has something for everyone.
Venice is one of the most magnificent cities in Italy – not only is it beautiful, it’s also a hub for so much amazing culture. My top picks include St. Mark’s Square, a visit to the opera, and of course, a ride on a gondola. Venice is a city built on water, so be sure to try some of its excellent seafood dishes during your stay. Whether you’d like a shorter city break here or would like to include it as part of a longer multi-centre itinerary, we’re here to help.
The luxurious Ca'Sagredo Hotel is a magical place – dating from the 15th century, it has been declared a National Monument. The Restaurant L’Alcova serves traditional Venetian cuisine, and your stay here is sure to be unforgettable.