Category Archives: Heather Jarman

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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Marble: Art and Artisans

At least part of each of my tours takes place in the Serchio River Valley between the Apennines and the Alpi Apuane. The Apuan Alps form a short, little known mountain range which runs parallel to the north Tuscan coast, … Continue reading

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