Borgo Casa al Vento, Italy About a 90 minute drive from Florence, and flanked by olive groves and vineyards, Borgo Casa al Vento offers a true picture-postcard experience of Tuscan living in Chianti. This charming farmhouse is the ultimate retreat - a rustic, authentic Italian hideaway where sunsets are toasted with organic wine from the award-winning vaulted cellar. Book on secretescapes.com - From £62 p/p - available between June and September 2017, based on two adults only. A minimum…
Getaway to Priorat: Land of good wine... and much more!
These pretty red-and-white houses might look like the sort of picture postcard backdrop you'd find in Austria, but they're actually Ramsay Garden, a block of private apartment buildings situated right next to Edinburgh Castle. They were built in 1733 by a poet and wigmaker called Allan Ramsay the Elder.
CHRISTMAS POSTCARD ~~ Whitney Company business proved to be highly successful. Beginning at the turn of the century and continuing up to about 1920, the Whitney Company manufactured huge numbers greeting cards, children's books, souvenir postcards, paper toys and novelties of every description. During the heyday of the picture postcard fad in the United States, from about 1904 to 1917, the Whitney Company was a major presence.
As part of our summer road-trip season we have researched some of the best trips you can do by car. Here’s our guide to one of Europe’s ultimate road-trips: the ‘Grand Tour’, featuring France, Switzerland and Italy. This trip takes in picture-postcard French villages, snow-covered alpine mountains and the glitz and glamour of Monaco and Milan!