Travel Guide | Adventures in Italy!
It’s funny how quickly I revert back to my British stereotype- I’m currently sat with a mug of tea watching the first episode of GBBO and I just got home! I spent the past couple of days in the idyllic Italian countryside just outside the village of Borghi. To anyone who’s never visited a small rural Italian city, it’s an absolute must. You get the opportunity to get off the beaten track and enjoy authentic Italian food and a relaxed culture, rather than the hectic pace of places like Rome. The Italians, when unaware that they’re being observed by tourists, provide excellent subjects for people watching whilst you sit in a cafe and enjoy your morning coffee.
In keeping with the cities’ medieval past, I picked this airy peasant style summer dress from Zara- It’s sold out now (sorry!) but keep an eye on the Zara sale because it’s a treasure trove!
I just loved exploring the cobbled streets and discovering all the little bakeries and fresh pasta shops. You get the sense that many things here haven’t changed for centuries. We stayed in a villa about a ten minute drive outside of the town in the Italian hillside (hiring a car is a must!), and because I’m such a babe I woke up early and sorted out breakfast for my boyfriend with figs from the garden. Bliss.
For my holiday reading I brought The Muse by Jessie Burton, because I absolutely loved The Miniaturist . I’m still waiting to form an opinion on this one- as the narrative can get a little confusing as there are multiple different storylines, but as ever the descriptions are rich and they transport you to the time and place of the story. This time, London in the 60’s.
The best part of the holiday was the time of day when the sun begins to go down and everything is lit up by a golden glow. Families and young children amble through the streets late into the night, dining al fresco with music drifting through the air. I will definitely be back.