Tag Archive: Venice

Jul 22

A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

I was recently asked how I would craft a Grantourismo-style romantic city escape or luxury honeymoon holiday, a break still focused firmly on love and romance but one that involves a little local travel, experiential travel, slow and sustainable travel, and a lot of food and wine. I chose a handful of our favourite destinations …

Continue reading »

Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

Continue reading »

Feb 15

My Best Foodie Travel Moments from our Grand Tour

We did a hell of a lot of food-related activities over the last 12 months for Grantourismo. And my best moments of the year didn’t occur while seated at a voguish restaurant… 1. Tasting cheese at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. It’s not just the French who have fabulous cheeses! And yes, we had some …

Continue reading »

Feb 14

Tips from a Grand Tour: Getting In the Mood for Romance

As it’s Valentines Day, we thought we’d offer some romantic travel ideas and tips from our grand tour for getting in the mood for romance. It may be too late to get on a flight to Marrakech or book a beach house in Costa Rica, but there’s nothing stopping you from cooking your special someone a …

Continue reading »

Jun 22

Lessons in Venice on Wines of the Veneto

The wines found in Venice are as misunderstood by most travellers as the city’s cuisine – which is probably why we see more Sicilian chardonnays than Veneto soaves on restaurant tables. Of course wine isn’t produced in Venice itself – although there are grapes grown on the lagoon’s islands and next year the restaurant Venissa …

Continue reading »

Older posts «