Karen Warren

Giardino Giusti Verona: A Classic Renaissance Garden

The Giardino Giusti, Verona, is said to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. It is a classic Renaissance garden perched on a hillside, with breath-taking views of the city. Its statues, fountains and historic maze have attracted tourists for centuries. But why is this garden so important, and why should you visit? …

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Walking The Via Francigena From Lucca To Rome: Book Review

Long distance walks are one of my favourite ways to explore, a completely different perspective on a country’s culture, countryside and communities. I’ve done a few of these walks in England, but none yet in Italy. But a new guide from Cicerone, Walking The Via Francigena From Lucca To Rome, could be just the inspiration …

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