Category: Inspire me

St Paul de Vence

A wanderer’s guide to St Paul de Vence

Besides its beauty, St Paul de Vence is famous for being liked by famous people, most notably the artists and writers who have flocked to this hilltop town since the 19th Century.  In a way, this is what you see…

Venetian house

The Italian Highlights Tour: Pisa to Venice by rail

Want to take in the best of Italian culture – we’re talking tilted architecture, Michaelangelo and Venetian canals – in a week?  This might just be the trip for you. From Pisa, it’s an easy and comfortable train journey to…

bar abaco vista general

Bar Abaco (Mallorca): Baroque luxury in Palma

What’s that?  You want to have a cocktail in central Palma de Mallorca while listening to Vivaldi and watching an open fire roar?  Well now you can, thanks to the magnificent Bar Abaco.  You flippin’ diva. Slap bang in the middle…

Epidaurus theatre

Road trip: the best of Ancient Greece

We love old stones (not you, Mick, calm down).  We love old stones so much that we decided to drive halfway across Greece and back again to take in some of the most famous sites of the ancient world: Athens,…

Naxos Town Port

A Road Trip around Naxos

Without wanting to sound overenthusiastic, Naxos is a jewel of an island. It has everything: a pleasantly bustling town, inland villages, some impressive hills and, of course, the beautiful Mediterranean Sea lapping at its shores. Naxos is the largest of the…

Raffaele Portelli 1917

Valletta’s retro charm

Here at Gusto Guides we love the Mediterranean.  A lot.  So we’ve decided to expand the blog and start publishing about out travels outwith the Spanish Peninsula (don’t worry, Spanish dad has packed us off with plenty of jamón). Malta is one…

parador de ronda el tajo

Road trip! Malaga to Seville via Ronda

We don’t care what you say, Spain is the best country in the world for taking a road trip.  It’s big enough that you can drive for days, but populated (and food-crazed) enough that you will almost always find a…

jaleo de mahon portada

Mahón fiestas: dancing horses and local pride

Mahón, the largest town on sleepy Menorca, erupts into a frenzy of horses and gin every September for the town’s fiestas, nominally celebrated in the name of the Mare de Deu de Gracia.  While not as big or as famous…