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Sep 25, 2023
Discover Sicily with our Inside Italy App

We are thrilled to announce our latest addition to the app  Inside Italy by Trust&Travel – Sicily! ...

Jul 8, 2022
Sneak Peak of our travel app Inside Italy

I am very excited about the launch of our Trust&Travel-Inside Italy app. The travel app takes our blog one step further and allows us to share all the Italy insight we have dis ...

Sep 16, 2019

Okay, time to crack open a bottle of champagne : the 200 mark is now being reached! Yes, dear readers, since 2012, the year I started the Trust & Travel blog, 199 riveting arti ...

Apr 23, 2019

Ah, springtime!… Longer days, blooming trees, twirling swallows and, above all, – I may have mentioned this to you before – my very first swim of the year in the Mediterr ...

Apr 1, 2019

Last week, thanks to the downloadable Mobike app, I spent a whole day whizzing through Florence on three or four bicycles – which I used one after the other, not simultaneously, ...

Feb 18, 2019

In large cities, one of the greatest challenges posed to car owners is, of course, parking one’s beloved motorcar. This is one of the top five questions I hear from our clients v ...

Mar 12, 2018
High water in Venice

I had been to Venice a hundred times before, at least, and never, ever had I witnessed the phenomenon which I had been reading and hearing about for more than twenty years. And the ...

Feb 22, 2018
A Dog’s Dolce Vita

My mother had a little smile: “Katharina, I would love to spend another holiday in Italy. But I worry about Daisy…” Daisy… the cutest wire-haired dachshund on Earth! ...

Oct 26, 2017
The Italian Capital Within Arm’s Reach

Good news: all roads lead to Rome and, in some cases, will take you back to your starting point before the end of the day! I experienced this two or three times last summer. After ...

Aug 26, 2017
The Special Instagram Magic

It is no secret among my friends that I am a little old-fashioned when it comes to communicating via social media. I still get on the blower a great deal (the smart version) and am ...

Dec 6, 2016
Proper Italian Usage and Civilities

“And that is how Italians are. So terribly physically all over one another. They pour themselves one over the other like so much melted butter over parsnips. They catch each ...

Jul 1, 2015
ZTL: No Driving In The Center Of Historical Towns In Italy

Last week I got a telephone call from my friend Jessica in New York, who had holidayed in one of our Trust & Travel villas in the spring of 2014: “You won’t believe this, K ...

Oct 28, 2014
The Right Move at the Right Time

I am so excited about our new Trust&Travel Paris offices that I thought I’d tell you a little bit about them in this week’s article. ...

Sep 2, 2014
Italian state museums: a wind of change

I used to get a little confused with the thousands of museums and archaeological sites which Italy can boast, particularly with their policies concerning entrance fees, opening hou ...

Tuscany NY Times
Jul 9, 2013
We are in the New York Times

Yes, Trust&Travel has recently been mentioned in a New York Times article entitled “Finding Gems on the Tuscan Coast”! ...

May 3, 2013
The Highly Picturesque Palio of Siena

The sanguine enthusiast who was sitting next to me in the stands clapped his hands in a burst of joy and glanced at me briefly: “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the sa ...

Boiling Pasta
Feb 18, 2013
The Art of Cooking Pasta

“No man is lonely eating spaghetti: it requires so much attention!” I could easily appropriate these words by Christopher Morley, an American writer and journalist (1890-1957). ...

villa in tuscany with internet illustration
Feb 5, 2013
Emergency in Tuscany

Sunday morning. I’m having a lie-in and am sleeping like a log. Sheer bliss. My mobile phone, on my bedside table, rings. I wake up with a start and answer the call. “ Hello? ...

Palazzo Gguadagni, Firenze
Jan 21, 2013
My Idea of a Lovely Hotel – The Hotel Palazzo Guadagni in Florence

A room with a view… This is what I would like to share with you this week: a room with a view which I had fantasized about for years before discovering it, at long last. ...

Oct 1, 2012
The Amazing Veneto Maze

“So, where do we go now?” my friend asked with a wry smile as our car stopped for the third time at the same crossroads. We had been driving around the country roads of the Ven ...

view from Capalbio towards the sea
Jun 7, 2012
Please, Maremma, Don’t Ever Change!

Each time he comes over to fix something, our plumber always says: “Heaven on earth is a pipe dream!” I’m not sure why he keeps repeating that – sometimes ten times in a ro ...

Apr 21, 2012
Curriculum Italiae

Last night, I managed to break into a cocktail party where I met a slightly eccentric English aristocrat: – Catharina ! Posh name ! With a C or with a K ? – With a K. Or wit ...

Katharinas Italien
Apr 11, 2012
A timely change

“I need a new look, I need a new look!” Every time I run into Madame Loiseau, one of my Paris neighbours, this is what I hear: “Don’t tell me I don’t, because I do! Il fa ...

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