Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde ‘enjoy romantic getaway in Tuscany together’

They started dating last October and their relationship has gone from strength to strength since. And Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde reportedly enjoyed a romantic getaway to Tuscany in Italy this week.  The actress, 37, and the One Direction star, 27, were seen with their arms around each other enjoying a stroll in the seaside … Read more

Tuscany holidays: Recharge your batteries on a fabulous e-bike break

What is it about Tuscany that makes me go weak at the knees? Rolling hills ablaze with sunflowers, perhaps. Or maybe memories of the afternoon sun shimmering through silvery olive trees. I also recall my youthful calf muscles aching while I panted up to medieval hilltop villages in the heat on my road bike. Day … Read more

Italy at full throttle: Roaring through Tuscany in a Lamborghini and a Ferrari on a road trip 

This is the life!’ I yelled as I floored the accelerator of my Lamborghini Aventador, catapulting through the lush Tuscan countryside. Of course, I now realise that this was a ridiculous thing to say. The car wasn’t mine, and ‘life’ was exactly what it wasn’t, not for me at any rate. Yet in my defence, … Read more

Truffle hunting in Tuscany is bellissimo… especially in a magnificent 16th-century hotel

The truffle is more historic than we might realise. Perhaps this is the fault of self-styled haute cuisine restaurants draping them all over unrecognisable pizzas and burgers, alongside gold leaf and caviar. Or maybe it’s the sky-high prices, inflated by the internet, TV and film, of up to £2,500 per kilo. But walking in the … Read more

Historic ‘wine windows’ used in Tuscany during plague come back into use during coronavirus 

Historic ‘wine windows’ used by vintners in Tuscany to hand people their favourite tipple during plague 400 years ago come back into use during coronavirus Restaurants and cafes in Tuscany are reopening their 17th century wine windows They were originally used during the plague so merchants could sell their wine Small business owners are now selling … Read more