CZ’s Faves

Caroline Zimmermann’s favourite places in Italy with tips for accommodations, dining and La Dolce Vita


My first two weeks in Tuscany - over 13 years ago - were spent at an old villa deep in the countryside. I suppose it was there that I learned the secret of Il Dolce Di Far Niente...that is the Italians perspective of “the sweetness of doing nothing”. Far Niente in Tuscany is spending countless hours in caffe’s sipping coffee, taking walks (in passagiata), tasting wine at wine bars, and simply, elegantly “just being”  with friends, with loved an infinitely wonderful part of the world.

My first piece of advice when seeing Bella Italia:

try not to do too much!

Advice from my husband John: rent a car.

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