In Sorrento, at the end of a week’s walk along the Path of the Gods […]
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Travel through Italy and it’s easy to be seduced by the great food and astonishingly rich history – and I’m all for that! However, there’s plenty of adventure available as well and this collection of travel stories, photos and videos show you just how much Italy has for visitors…
Lemons. They’re all over the place in the narrow streets of olive and stone-soaked Amalfi. […]
Right now I’m in Sorrento. It’s a multicoloured town that clings to the hills and […]
The lane is full of memories, the lane, this lane in the most holy of […]
A surprise find in the Roman Colosseum…
Umbria, Cumbria. How one little letter changes muddy, murky mulch into overflowing olive groves.
Italian food. There was a time when I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about, but I can barely remember that now. The moment my train slowed to a stop in Trieste (and, if I’m honest, quite a while before that) my daydreams wandered…
I’m going to tell you a secret. I’ve longed to visit Ljubljana. I’ve longed to let my tongue run over the improbable syllables of its name before I even knew how to say them…
Trieste, Italy Behind me, I know that sapphire lights stud their way across the stone. […]
Mmmm…Rich chocolate cake in Caffe Tommaseo, allegedly Trieste’s oldest cafe. Trieste is also home to […]
Fear. It’s all in the mind. That’s what I tell myself as I inch my foot sideways, staring straight ahead. Daylight fills the 20 foot space between my eyeballs and the glistening wall of rock…
“This is the classic ragù that my grandmother taught me: a delicious, versatile sauce that can be used in many ways. Added to lasagne, any type of pasta, served with meatballs…” Lella from Cuoche in Vacanza
Italian food. Until I went to Tuscany, I have to confess that I just didn’t get the excitement. Pizza….Pasta…Chopped tomatoes on toast. Not only were…
Beneath the arches, a cloaked man walks through the shadows, his head bent, his hands
Vespa. On the one hand there’s the breathless icon, the vision of beautiful Italian limbs perched upon beautiful Italian design, zipping past fountains, ochre walls and cafes practically swaying with romantic intrigue. On the other, there’s a bald man in a shirt and tie. The man…
This week, Italy celebrated its birthday. All one hundred and fifty years since Garibaldi united the country under a common flag and a tradition for fine food. This week I…
Life sometimes reinforces our inadequacies in a brutal, confrontational way. Soon, I’ll be introducing you to Norbert Niederkofler, an imaginative, creative chef who began life in the Dolomites, travelled the world, then returned to his homeland to bring his vision of art to the table. He’s…
Venice has a tempestuous love affair with the world. Millions of adoring fans visit La Serenissima each year, lured by the sirens of the Adriatic. Perhaps I’ve spent too much time squashed on the London Underground, but…
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