Italy Hotels Off the Beaten Track

To most, Italy means Florence, Venice and Rome.  Tourists and queues everywhere.  But there is a different Italy.  Here are our favorite hotels and cities in Italy off the beaten track: 1) Palazzo Gattini (Matera in Basilicata) 2) Relais Villa d’Amelia (Langhe, near Alba in Piedmont) 3) Villa Brunella (Capri, Campania) 4) Antico Borgo di […]

Villa Brunella Capri: Italy at its best

The Island of Capri off the Bay of Naples has been inhabited since the Roman era and the emperor Tiberius actually moved there permanently in 27 AD running the empire from Capri until his death.  Today, many visitors to Capri make the mistake of staying in the town of Sorrento on the mainland, only to […]