If Florence is next on your hot list, we’ve got the perfect way to elevate it to “top three holidays ever” status. All you’ve got to do is look up, waaaay up, to experience the heights a trip here can reach.
We say this because many people make the mistake of losing themselves in the city’s labyrinth of laneways and cobbled streets, and never actually finding higher ground.
Sure, this place is gorgeous at eye level.
But relaxed, romantic, panoramic rooftops are the ultimate treat in Florence.
We consider the villages of Alberobello, Martina Franca and Locorotondo to be among the prettiest pockets of Puglia.
You might have heard of their cutie-pie trulli cones, and wonder: where is Alberobello?
Along with its neighboring timeless towns, it’s set in the sweet, olive-tree-lined Valle D’Itria. An area criss-crossed with tiny roads, country estates and the pastoral scenes of rural Europe.
AKA a one-in-a-million valley that spans old olive groves, cool caves and trippy trulli roofs jutting through the lush landscape.
Are you pumped about 2019?
The new year always feels like a bright and shiny opportunity for inching out all the goodness the 365 days ahead have to offer.
You might have goals and plans — now that we’re out of the holiday season they’ll hopefully be plans that don’t involve eating an entire bag of Lindt chocolates in one sitting. Or maybe they do — hey, we don’t judge.
But I have a more important mission for you.
Let’s make 2019 the most fun you’ve ever had in your (adult) life.