Category: Italy

October 4, 2019 / / Italy

Leaving Cinzia and Michele was like leaving old friends in the sure knowledge that we would never see them again. They had been the perfect hosts for our stay in Lecce. Their stylish B&B below their apartment in the suburbs…

October 3, 2019 / / Italy

We were to meet her at the city gate at 8:50 am. Outside the gate, the sun was already very warm and the background hum and tooting of car horns filled the air. Just inside the gate, however, the air…

October 1, 2019 / / Italy

We have come to Apulia in search of a simpler Italy; a world away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas further north; honest, uncomplicated cuisine, fine local wines and head-turning architecture. Having been here for only…

May 31, 2013 / / Italy

Our final day in Italy was quite a leisurely affair. After breakfast we checked out of our hotel and headed for Ravenna, which was on the way to Venice and our flight home. We chose the SS16 as the most…

May 29, 2013 / / Italy

Yesterday tired us out more than we had thought, so today we decided to stay local and walk into Rimini. Our hotel is situated on the sea front, away from the main centre so we walked 20 minutes north along…

May 28, 2013 / / Italy

What a great day we’ve had today! When we arrived in Rimini last night our hearts sank at the sight of what looked, on the face of it, like Blackpool in Italy! The waterfront was wall to wall concrete hotels.…

May 27, 2013 / / Italy

We felt really sad leaving Florence, especially the B&B we had enjoyed there. Flaminia – our host – had restored our faith in italians’ nature. She was a lovely, warm woman, who made us feel at home. She baked all…

May 26, 2013 / / Italy

We awoke to brilliant sunshine and a significantly warmer day. Bologna had been a disappointment and Florence had been a bit of a wash out. But we had high hopes for Siena. The journey took only about an hour and…

May 26, 2013 / / Italy

It started raining heavily during breakfast and continued raining, on and off, all day. So by the time we reached the Uffizi Gallery we were pretty wet! We had purchased our tickets in advance over the internet and so expected…

May 24, 2013 / / Italy