Category Archives: Heather Jarman

Ring Around the Pisan Mountains

On top of Monte Serra stands a forest of telecommunication masts. Ugly as they are, they’ve often saved me from losing my way when traversing the Lucca plain on its tangle of threadlike roads. They’re a beacon for the organic olive … Continue reading

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Accommodation in Italy

Where you lay your head at night can make or break your holiday. Your accommodation seems a simple thing to choose. You go to Tripadvisor, read the reviews and make your booking. You’re looking for a bedroom with a comfortable … Continue reading

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Extra-virgin Lucca

The 2014 Slow Food guide to the extra-virgin olive oils of Italy is out. Since the 2013 harvest, 130 Slow Food collaborators have been working hard to assess more than 700 farms and over 1000 different oils. Like wine, some … Continue reading

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