Il Castello

After two weeks of touring Germany and Austria, with their perfect planning, stream-lined organisation and cleanliness, we weren’t ready for what awaited us at the Castello di Roncade in Northern Italy. The location is perfect for us, with my dad’s home town of Treviso just 20 minutes away; Venice a quick train ride; and the…

Life on the Farm

Our mini farm stay in the hills south of Salzburg has been magical. We are near the small ski village of Filzmoos, and the farm is way on top of a mountain, with just one rocky trail snaking up to it. Views go on forever, and in layers. Foreground, apple-green grass and of course our…

Listen very carefully. I shall say this only once.

Everyone loves a mystery. A puzzle to solve; a riddle to answer; to awaken their inner Columbo. Our apartment in Munich served up such a puzzle. The guy that owns this apartment, and 3 others in the building, doesn’t actually live here, so the problem travellers face is, how to get the keys? Arranging a…