`…it looks just like a nativity scene!’ Al Borgo Antico, in the heart of mountainous Abruzzo

`…it looks just like a nativity scene!’ we exclaimed when we saw Navelli for the first time. We were thinking about leaving the Italian capital and were searching for a new place to call home. Many years have passed since that first visit. Since then we have experienced firsthand what it is to live –… Read More `…it looks just like a nativity scene!’ Al Borgo Antico, in the heart of mountainous Abruzzo

Erica Vaccari: An entrepreneur within the world of plants

Erica Vaccari is the creator of Travel Floral, a boutique travel agency specializing in the creation of trips for small groups interested in discovering gardens  and natural areas of great beauty. The trips mainly take place in England, though every year Erica proposes a new European destination. Her interest in the combination of tourism and… Read More Erica Vaccari: An entrepreneur within the world of plants

Eliana’s Tree: the bed & breakfast with a sustainable twist!

Hidden among the narrow twisting lanes of the southern Italian ‘cave town’ of Matera, where cats sun themselves on stone walls cut into the rock and mysterious flower-shaped symbols are imbedded in the walls of the Sassi (the old town, literally ‘stones’), lies a very special bed and breakfast. Unlike many hotels and guesthouses, which… Read More Eliana’s Tree: the bed & breakfast with a sustainable twist!