Bern Food Tour (City)

Bern Food Tour Bern is my favourite Swiss city. I love its old town centre, built around the River Aare in medieval times. According to legend, it was named for the first animal the founding duke encountered on his hunt: a bear. Join me on a Swiss Food & Wine Tour including historic Bern! Today […]

Top 5 Milan Walking Food-Tour

Top 5 Milan Walking Food Tour Milan, Italy’s second largest city, is such a convenient spot to fly in and out of – and there’s that unforgettably breathtaking view of The Alps as you drive towards Malpensa Airport. Join me on an Italian Food & Wine Tourof Northern Italy But I really don’t enjoy large […]

Top 5 Florence Food Tour

Florence Mini Food Tour Everyone loves Tuscany, especially Florence. My love affair with Italy began in 1989 when I first saw Florence. The imposing Duomo with its green and pink marble walls and distinctive terracotta-tiled dome won my heart at first sight. Join my Small Group Food & Wine Tours of Northern Italy To this […]

Top 5 Venice Cheap Eats

Top 5 Venice Cheap Eats Everyone says Venice is expensive, but that’s not my experience, at least not for eating and drinking. My top tip for enjoying one of my favourite cities at a good price is to go in winter when it’s relatively tourist-free. Eat with the Locals on my Food & Wine Tours […]

Top 5 Bologna Food Tour

Bologna Food Tour Home of mortadella and Maserati, Bologna is routinely ranked among Italy’s top 10 most liveable cities and has one of the most extensive food markets I’ve ever seen. Join me on an Italian Food & Wine TourFinishing in Bologna! Bologna is famous for its porticos (covered walkways), all 45 kilometres of them, […]

Top 5 Modena Food Tour

Modena Food Tour Cars and cucina – perhaps Ferrari and Francescana – are the two things that bring most visitors to Modena in Italy’s ‘food valley’. The startlingly white Romanesque cathedral, with its 90-metre-high bell tower, is impressive, as are the passion and skill of Enzo Ferrari explained through the museum in his family home. […]

Top 5 Parma Food Tour

Parma Food Tour The province of Parma in Emilia-Romagna is famous for some of my favourite foods, including Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano and eggplant Parmigiana. Join me on an Italian Food & Wine TourStarting in Parma! Smaller than neighbouring Modena and Bologna, Parma is easy to discover on foot (or bicycle) and full of fabulous […]

Top 5 Quirky Shops in Paris

Paris is a wonderful city to stroll around. It’s full of gardens, monuments and beautiful shops – galleries, boutiques, perfumeries, bookshops, antiques, bric a brac and some really quirky stores. Wandering aimlessly in a city this size can seem a bit daunting though, so on my last visit I created a DIY walking tour centred […]

Top 5 Rennes (city guide)

Brittany’s capital city is a charming university town just 2 hours from Paris by TGV. There’s much to recommend it as a short break destination, from cobbled streets of beautiful half-timbered houses to art-deco buildings covered in glistening mosaic tiles, a huge Saturday market that spans several streets and covered halls, and food ranging from […]

Top 5 Lyon (city guide)

Lyon was dubbed ‘the capital of world gastronomy’ by celebrated culinary critic Curnonsky in 1935 and today boasts over 20 Michelin stars – though you really come here to eat in bouchons, traditional casual restaurants, similar to Parisian bistros but unique to Lyon. Best of all, Lyon also has a lot to offer between meals […]

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