Marche is every bit as beautiful as its central Italian neighbours, Tuscany and Umbria, but without the tourist crowds and price tag. What you won’t find is tourist menus in English, Starbucks or your neighbours from home! What you will find is local food in locals’ restaurants, a real espresso for a euro and warm welcoming people who genuinely want to share this special region with you.
Set on a hillside in the Pinedes wine region, this luxuriously restored masia is surrounded by the Garaf National Park and has dramatic sea and mountain views from its rooms and terraces. There are more than 300 acres of private grounds with vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees, and 14km of tracks around the estate which you are welcome to explore.
Catalonia - best known for its independent language (Catalan) and the beautiful city of Barcelona, one of Europe's most popular urban destinations. Catalonia also has an extensive coastline, from the rugged and wild Costa Brava in the north, to the golden sand beaches of the Costa Daurada in the south. And what's more, you've got high mountain ranges (most especially the Pyrenees), national p..