Italy: off the beaten track...
6th July 2011
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When most people think of a holiday it's sun, sea and sand all the way. The gentle lapping of the waves, the bare feet on hot sand and….the fat, lobster-red, fifty-something man with a huge beer belly, sweating profusely and breathing heavily on a neighbouring sunbed. As a student it is difficult to afford a beach holiday with guaranteed sun without finding yourself in this situation. A post-exams summer holiday with your friends should be relaxing with no worry of sunbed fighting with Germans or large older men breathing down your neck. A tranquil setting, complete with sun, pool and copious amounts of wine. Yet students, blinkered by the beach often don’t think of going a little more inland. I am currently on my year abroad and have discovered the great concept of the “Agriturismo.” It sounds a little more fancy in Italian but basically translates as a farm holiday, however these are farms with glorious turquoise swimming pools, converted barns serving as accommodation, wine on tap and views that you only find in films- perhaps not the same connotations held for the English word “farm.”
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