Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sapori del Lord Byron Restaurant, Rome

The Sapori is located in the Lord Byron Hotel, a 20 minute walk from the Spanish Steps. We took the lift down to the restaurant… …I was surprised upon entry to see the walls hung with portraits of independent, strong yet feminine looking women, which we thought slightly unusual (usually the portraits in public places are of men, or there will be at least some men among the art shown) but then it clicked. Of course, the connection between the poet Byron and the ancient Greek poetess Sappho! (THE isles of…

Casa Vallecillo, Arriate

We heard about Casa Vallecillo whilst staying at the Arriadh Hotel. “It’s a self catering property in the next valley,” explained Wilbert, one of the owners of the Arriadh, “and Lies Wajer, our friend from Holland, runs it with her Spanish husband. They’ve been into growing their own food, organically and using traditional Andalusian farming methods, for years. Perhaps pay them a visit?” It turned out to be a great idea. Lies met us and drove us to the secluded property. There was a family of holiday-makers staying in the…