On March 13th 1971, a young poet and rock idol moved from America to Paris with his girlfriend. After four years of heavily being in the limelight for both the right and wrong reasons, a brief exile had become a necessity to escape the trials and tribulations bestowed upon him, as well as a need for renewed creative inspiration in a place that is home to many writers, poets and philosophers. Unfortunately, the old habits of this troubled genius failed to cease, and on July 3rd 1971, he met his demise in mysterious circumstances. Over the years, several theories have put been put forward about what actually happened that night, including whether or not he died at all. Whichever story is true, it led to a quick burial at the world famous Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
After recently exploring Rome and Lake Garda, letting the true romanticism and culture of Italy wash over us, my girlfriend and I found ourselves looking to discover Tuscany for our next mini break. We knew very little about the region beforehand, so it came as a fortunate surprise that we managed to uncover the hidden gem that is Montecatini Terme. Sitting in the heart of the Pistoia region in the Tuscan countryside, Montecatini Terme is a charming and picturesque little town with lots of cultural heritage built around its mineral water springs.
One of the very definitions of peace and tranquillity can be summed up with a solitary picture of Lake Garda in Northern Italy. So imagine the calming sensations that wash over you when experiencing this stunning rural resort up close and personal by the vast Lake itself?