Author Archive for Greg Grant

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city's 5 best slow food restaurants

Eating fresh and local in Rome: the city’s 5 best slow food restaurants

Perhaps no other aspect of Italian culture has been exported throughout the world more than its culinary traditions. Italian cooking, and eating for that matter, embodies a simple elegance and restaurants in the country’s capital are packed with diners exuberantly taking in and projecting that spirit. Even in a city such as Rome with the […]

Top 5 must-try culinary experiences in Rome

Top 5 must-try culinary experiences in Rome

After much archaeological explorations and piazza perusing, food is on the top of the list for every traveler to Rome. Food tourism in the eternal city is an educational and cultural activity in its own right. It is an experience that allows you to savor the city?s age old traditions, all the while providing you […]

5 great reasons to visit Umbria right now

5 great reasons to visit Umbria right now

With its rustic elegance, Italy’s central Italian region of Umbria is considered the ?green heart of Italy?. One of Italy’s most famous regions for green scenery, olive oil and wine production, and Medieval hamlets, it has been the focus of attention since the August 2016 earthquake which hit a fault line through the regions of […]

5 top tips to beat the heat in Rome

5 top tips to beat the heat in Rome

Romans traditionally take their holidays during the entire month of August, escaping the city’s heat and heading for the mountains or seaside. While it may seem that many local shops and restaurants are closed and the tourist sites are oppressively hot, Rome never ceases to provide its patrons with things to do. Here are our […]

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast needs no introduction. The cliffs, the lemon trees, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the blue grotto, and the islands of Capri and Ischia have been subjects of countless books and melodies. It is an area of southern Italy that has been luring visitors for thousands of years in search of history, […]

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Patagonia is a land of unrivaled nature. A place where to find comfort in the tranquility of the great outdoors and a place to experience incomparable adventure. Its mix of glaciers, mountains, deserts, fjords, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, channels and oceans provide the opportunity to truly escape into a diverse selection of remoteness. It is a […]

Top 10 places to sail in Italy

Top 10 places to sail in Italy

With its endless coast and splendorous sunny and mild Mediterranean climate, Italy is a paradise for pleasure boating.? Italy’s archipelagos, coastline and lakes are an attraction not only for isolation from bustling Italian cities and crowded mainland beaches, but they encompass that quintessential glamour unique to Italian heliocentric life. 1. Phlegraean Islands, Naples There is […]

The best gardens and parks in and around Rome

The best gardens and parks in and around Rome

With Spring in the air in Rome, now is the perfect time to get outside and explore. Rome’s open air piazzas are not the only place in the city to congregate and enjoy la dolce vita. One of our favourites is the city’s English landscape garden, Villa Borghese, a popular city park destination for people […]

5 of Rome's most romantic spots

5 of Rome’s most romantic spots

The city of Rome, with its scattered remains of ancient history, abounding sunshine, cobblestone streets and incandescent fountains, is the perfect setting for love. Whether you are in the mood for a sitting over a morning cappuccino, climbing to captivating city views, or lingering in a small secluded piazza, these places will most certainly elicit […]

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

Due to the ?rock star? popularity of Pope Francis, the Vatican is becoming increasingly popular for tourists and pilgrims alike. Vatican City is expecting 50 million visitors over the course of the year in honor of the Jubilee which started in December 2015.? Here are my insider tips to avoid the crowds and queues and […]

6 of Rome's most romantic restaurants

6 of Rome’s most romantic restaurants

In many cases, the best restaurants in Rome are so concerned with their food, that they lack atmosphere. Since the entire city of Rome can be a stage for romance, it is important to find restaurants that not only serve great food, but also maintain and enhance the romantic mood of the city. Here are […]