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In the Company of Strangers

Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | Views [114]

Driving down from Rome I was again mesmerised by the mountains of Lazio. I never thought of Italy as so mountainous or hilly. Then we entered Puglia, the land of my foremothers. Fields, golden with wheat, endless grapevines and olive trees as far as ... Read more >

Tags: bari, ostuni, poligiano, puglia, strangers


The Pope

Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | Views [123]

We had planned to get to Rome on the 28 th of June so we could catch Pope Francis’ last appearance in Vatican City before he went on tour to South America. We’d done St Francis of Assissi’s tomb and we’d done the Shroud of Turin, ... Read more >

Tags: blessing, desmund tutu, pope francis, rome, st peters and st pauls day, vatican city


Notes on Umbria

Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | Views [73]

We had decided we needed some time out of the city, and planned to stay for a few days in the isolated peace of the Perugian hills. A bus ride outside the city of Perugia was a farmhouse hostel with donkeys and rentable bikes. Umbria, though lacking ... Read more >

Tags: assisi, baci, perguia, perugina, relax, saint francis, umbria


The Other World of Venice

Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | Views [112]

When the train pulled into Venezia San Lucia train station I was surprised by how much water separated the mainland and the islands. It seems like a stupid thing to be surprised by. I suppose it’s obvious to most people that, being an island, it ... Read more >

Tags: blackjack, cuban cigars, maze, st marks square, strange, venezia, venice


A Quick Note on Pisa and Florence

Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | Views [55]

On our way to Florence from La Spezia we decided to stop off at Pisa, to take the obligatory leaning photo before heading on to Florence. I’m glad we stopped off in Pisa if only because I will never have to go back there. It is probably a nice ... Read more >

Tags: air bnb, firenze, florence, leaning tower of pisa, piazza della signoria, piazza michaelangalo, pisa


The Calm After The Strike

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | Views [134]

The Cinque Terre is a popular destination for travellers heading to Italy. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site and protected national marine park on the Italian Riviera. It’s uniquely picturesque and highly recommended by all good travel websites, ... Read more >

Tags: biassa, cinque terre, corniglia, manarola, milan central, monterosso, riomaggiore, train strikes, tranquillo, vernazza


The Shroud of Turin

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | Views [67]

We were only in Milan for the day before we had to catch our train to Turin late in the afternoon. We were meeting our other friend in a few days but rather than stay in Milan, which I was warned was underwhelming and had to agree at least a little, ... Read more >

Tags: catholicism, italy, relics, shroud of turin, turin


Making friends in Turin

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | Views [52]

It was dusk when we arrived at Porta Nuova train station in Turin. Whilst we were trying to figure out where our hostel was we walked down the wide Corso Emmanuelle II. Every town in Italy has a street called the Corso Emmanuelle II. The evening was ... Read more >

Tags: hostels, meeting people, torino, turin


Killing time in Milan

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | Views [70]

The weather forecast that day said rain and even maybe lightning, but as is the universal rule of weather forecasts, they were wrong. The sun shone down through the occasional cloud down on to the pastel coloured streets of Milan. But the stagnant humidity ... Read more >

Tags: la fondazione prada, milan, milano duomo, wes anderson cafe

 

 

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