Isn’t winter a drag? Rest assured though, it’s better here than in my home town Edinburgh, which gets the worst of the eternal dark Scottish winters. At this time of year, Scots must actively seek ways to lift the spirits, and for me the book ‘Looking Up in Edinburgh’ does the trick. It catalogues the hidden pleasures found if you’d only raise your head 45 degrees– a simple but effective strategy I try to apply wherever I travel. And the picturesque hilltown of Orvieto– full of hidden gems in the heavens—lifts even the gloomiest of spirits.