• Europe
  • Osteria La Porta/La Cantina de La Porta, Monticchiello, Italy

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    La cantina La Cantina de La Porta in Monticchiello, Italy is one of two restaurants owned by Daria Cappelli, the other being Osteria La Porta and you can find both within the medieval hilltop walled Tuscan village. There’s also accommodation so check out their website. I adore Italy and we’ve been many times. We were […]

  • Europe
  • Allosteria, Lucca, Italy

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    Geoff and I have visited Lucca in Italy several times for day visits when in the area but never stayed over. This time we opted for two nights in Lucca just before returning home after a great holiday full of cycling, wine and food. Lucca is a charming old walled Tuscan town – we stayed outside the walls […]

  • Austria
  • Austrian Delights

    It’s rather difficult these days to find chocolate or sweets which is actually made in the particular country you are visiting. So we scoured our little village supermarket in Hinterglemm to try and find some goodies to review from Austria. Of course, one sweetie you’ll see as soon as you step off the plane – […]

  • Austria
  • An Austrian Gala Dinner

    I have recently returned from a rather wet week in Austria, staying at the fabulous Gartenhotel Theresia in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria who are now in their 3rd generation of owner-managers. They are the first hotel in the Salzburg region – and only ones in Hinterglemm – to offer fully organic cuisine and permitted to display the organic seal of approval. We had only two dry days but we […]