Tuscany and Italy Travel

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Where to eat in Lari, Tuscany

On our last trip to Italy, we discovered the beautiful little town of Lari, Tuscany. It is a hill-top town, reached by windy roads (most entertainingly traveled to by Vespa).

Lari is home to the makers of Martelli Pasta – arguably the yummiest pasta out there! And you know I love my pasta. I will be sure to dedicate a whole post to the beauty of this pasta soon.

We head to Lari out of season in October, one Sunday, for lunch. We’d never been to eat there before so wasn’t quite sure what was on offer. We stumbled into the first restaurant in town, which unfortunately was full of Italian families enjoying their Sunday lunches (note to self: phone ahead next time!), so we carried on walking and pledged to come back and try that place another time.Continue reading

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Bagni d’Arienzo Positano

One of the most special parts of our holiday to the Amalfi Coast was our day spent at the private beach club, Bagni d’Arienzo Positano. It was one of the “must-dos” of the holiday, as I wanted us to do something truly luxurious and special on our anniversary trip. You’d think something like a private beach club, only reachable by boat, would be reserved for the rich and famous and totally expensive…but it wasn’t! Yes, it takes a bit of planning and thinking ahead but it’s totally do-able and worth it.Continue reading

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Hotel Eden Roc Positano

That time of year is here again…summer holiday time! And if you haven’t booked yours already, you need to get to the Amalfi Coast! Positano is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever experienced in my life and the Hotel Eden Roc made ours the trip of a lifetime!

We went last summer for 4 nights during our first visit to the Amalfi Coast, to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted somewhere 4* or above and found the Hotel Eden Roc Positano on For me, the most important thing when staying somewhere on the sea, is having a balcony with a view, so this was the main criteria when looking for the best room we could afford. Hotel Eden Roc have a great selection of rooms and suites (some even have a hot tub!) and we booked a Superior Room with balcony. And what a view we had!Continue reading