Month: January 2019

Going Behind Closed Doors in Bergamo’s stunning Villa Pesenti Agliardi & Palazzo Agliardi

Going Behind Closed Doors in Bergamo’s stunning Villa Pesenti Agliardi & Palazzo Agliardi

Picture gently rolling hills, the greenery of breath-taking countryside interspersed with a mosaic of captivating historic villas, and tiny villages scattered in the midst of luxuriant nature, all just twenty minutes’ drive from one of the most enchanting medieval cities in the whole of Italy. […]

Dishes to Die For Part 1 – dining out in traditional Milanese style

Dishes to Die For Part 1 – dining out in traditional Milanese style

With well over a hundred restaurants recognised in the Michelin Guide in Milan alone, there is no shortage of extraordinary and innovative places to eat throughout the city. Along with a legion of top quality mixology cocktail bars and exciting chefs offering modern, international dishes, […]

“Liaisons Dangereuses” : Exploring the Scandalous Side of Paris

“Liaisons Dangereuses” : Exploring the Scandalous Side of Paris

Paris is synonymous with being a city of pleasure, and lovers of the Musée d’Orsay will be familiar with Impressionist works by masters such as Degas, Manet and Toulouse-Lautrec above, depicting the life and times of colourful female characters from the 19th century. Take a walk on the wild side of the capital and travel back in time to meet some of the most scandalous characters who have been responsible for giving Paris its racy reputation.

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A British ‘national treasure’ abroad – Grayson Perry at the Monnaie de Paris

A British ‘national treasure’ abroad – Grayson Perry at the Monnaie de Paris

I’m not sure the one and only Grayson Perry would thank me for the ‘national treasure’ ticket, but it is meant as a genuine term of endearment. In times of political turmoil and constantly shifting sands, there is always something thoroughly dependable and thought-provoking about […]