Italian decorating inspo

Italy is home to some of the best brands of industrial and home decor design in the world. With 70+ years of experience, not to mention the inter-generational expertise in artisanship and mixed manufacturing/refinement techniques, Italian top brands like Minotti, Zanotta, Kartell, Poliform, Vitra and Poltrona Frau have made Italy a leading trendsetter in the industry for generations. […]

Top places to go in Sicily

With its rich historical heritage, the Italian island of Sicily is renowned for its ancient architectural splendours and beaches. The many beautiful historical spots to visit also include the villas of local residents (a factor which is often overlooked by tourists). Along with the many cathedrals and churches that adorn the island centres, this factor […]

Horsey holidays


By Emma Jane There’s nothing quite like riding the ranges on horseback, flags of hair whipping the wind and the sky, in an ever present distance. Horses are powerful, curious and adventurous, carrying explorers across every imaginable landscape; a silent, watchful companion to some of the most monumental discoveries and events history has to offer. […]

Black Magic in Certaldo

stilts and flag

Lisa Perkovic explores her dark side in the hills of Tuscany Once a year hidden high in the Tuscan hills, the streets of Certaldo are given over to the dark side. Under cover of darkness thousands of people converge on the cobblestoned roads to revel in Mercantia, the annual International Festival of Street Theatre. For […]

Romancin’ in Verona

Romancin’ in Verona By Lauren Barker In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, you are perched under a roof of vines, spooning into a heavenly Nutella tiramisu, coffee warm in the belly. It’s mid-autumn, the leaves are beginning to brown, sunlight dapples the cobblestones below. It’s the perfect time to visit Verona: the throngs […]