Rome & Tuscany
Braving the COVID rules on travel in May, I nervously set off for Italy. Fully jabbed and with all the required paperwork my first out-of-the-UK venture in 16 months felt surprisingly unsettling. It soon was clear every moment of concern, planning and worry was worth it. I shared the Sistine Chapel with merely a handful of others, strolled the Uffizi’s glorious galleries virtually alone and stayed in delightful comfort at the Belmond Villa San Michele for my birthday.