For the Love of Fizz: 5 Best Champagne Houses in Reims, France

champagne bottles on rack in cellar in a champagne cellar in reims

Are you planning champagne tasting in France and are wondering which are the best champagne houses in Reims to visit? With forward planning, it’s easy to put together a DIY champagne tour of Reims, even as a day trip from Paris. Based on extensive empirical research conducted through cellar tours in Reims, this is where […]

Where Was A Room with a View Filmed in Italy? 8 Filming Locations in Florence & Beyond

the ponte vecchio bridge in florence italy with reflections in river

Then the pernicious charm of Italy worked on her, and, instead of acquiring information, she began to be happy. E.M Forster, A Room with a View I blame E.M. Forster. His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, marked the beginning of my enduring love affair with the Italian city of Florence. This was cemented […]

Discover the Life and Art of Michelangelo in Florence, Italy

marble bust of the head of michelangelo in florence

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it Michelangelo Buonarroti Few people had more of an influence on Western art than Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known simply as Michelangelo. Despite spending most of his life in Rome, Michelangelo considered himself a Florentine. […]

Where to Stay in Ghent, Belgium: The Best Areas for All Travellers in 2022

row of medieval houses reflected in the canal of ghent in belgium

Ghent is one of Belgium’s not-so-hidden gems. Medieval gable-roofed buildings and monumental Gothic spires keep watch over meandering canals. It has a cityscape to rival that of Bruges, its more famous – and much busier –  neighbour. But which are the best areas to stay in Ghent? With first-hand knowledge of the city, this is […]