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Roma at leisure

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [407]

Monday 19 th October Rome Nice lazy start to the day then back to pick up Victor and Don for another day in the Eternal City. We headed into the Borghese Gardens for a wander and ... Read more >

Roma with old friends and some new ones

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [411]

Sunday18th October Rome One of the wonderful serendipitous moments of our trip was when, in San Francisco with Victor, we realised that we would all be in Rome on the same day. ... Read more >

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum!

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [1356]

Saturday 17 th October Rome Sun shining and Mt Etna in all it's glory was what we awoke to this morning. Quick breakfast then a 15 minute pack and we were off again ... well not ... Read more >

Still raining in Taormina

Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [691] | Comments [5]

Friday 16 th October Taormina It was a wet and wild night. The storm front hit early this morning and as our hotel is on the edge of the cliff, it felt like we were hit with ... Read more >

Mount Etna Cancelled - well almost!

Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [380]

Thursday 16 th October Taormina It was overcast and wet this morning and so our request for directions to Mount Etna was met with a certain amount of incredulity by the hotel ... Read more >

Taormina Sicily

Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [418]

Wednesday 14 th October Taormina A spectacular sunrise bade our farewell to the lovable island of Lipari where we boarded the hydrofoil for the 1.5 hour boat ride to Messina.... Read more >

Farewell to Lipari

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [426] | Comments [2]

Tuesday13th October Lipari The day greeted us with plenty of sunshine, so after a leisurely breakfast, off the the beach gain. Glorious tan topping weather and a fond farewell to our beach.... Read more >

Stromboli Cancelled

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [345]

Monday12th October Lipari Began the day with a bit of travel administrivia, and then to the port in great excitement to catch our boat to Stromboli. OOPS- Stromboli Canceled! Evidently ... Read more >

Old town lipari

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [465]

Sunday 11 th October Lipari Today it rained! Ok, we have to have some rain on the trip :) We wiled away the hours reading and snoozing and then ... Read more >

Mountainous beauty

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [430]

Saturday 10 th October Lipari The days are already beginning to take on a rhythm of simple sameness. Jim gets up and walks for an hour then delivers Nic a cup of tea in bed.... Read more >

Seafood extravaganza

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [683]

Friday 9 th October Lipari In the mornings we can hear the fishmonger spruking “Pescatore” at the top of his voice – so what are a couple of lads on holiday to do? We headed ... Read more >

On the beach - Mr October

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [401]

Thursday 8 th October Lipari The port of Cannetto has a few shops/ bakeries, gelato bars and a nautical shop where we purchased the necessary items for our week on the island ... Read more >

Holiday week in Lipari

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [600]

Wednesday 7 th October Lipari Our ferry to Lipari from Reggio did not leave until 1:30pm so we spent the morning by the hotel pool reading and taking in the rays. ... Read more >

Reggio Calabria - home of the Yacopettis

Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | Views [374]

Tuesday 6 th October Reggio Calabria The Italian train system continues to challenge and entertain. Arriving at the Napoli Statzione Centrale with plenty of time to spare we noticed ... Read more >


Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | Views [419]

Monday 5 th October Pompeii A very relaxing start with a 9:00am wake up followed by a lovely breakfast with gorgeous waiters. This may be a dirty town, but the men are handsome! ... Read more >

Isle of Capri

Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | Views [1382]

Sunday 4 th October Napoli Travelling on the Italian rail system is certainly interesting. We booked our ticket from Florence to Naples a few days ago and thought nothing of it.... Read more >

Big night out in Florence

Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [405] | Comments [1]

Saturday 3 rd December A little slower this morning after both of us are suffering slightly from the night before. (Damn that Italian beer and those cocktails on the balcony). We visited the ... Read more >

Uffizzi madness

Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [427]

Friday 2 nd October Florence Breakfast in the monastery was very good. We should mention that this is a three (European) star monastery that sends around the bell boy when you ... Read more >


Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [545]

Thursday 1 st October Firenza On arrival in Florence, we headed to our hotel recommended, again, by Andy in Berlin; the Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta. This beautiful old building ... Read more >

Shit happens

Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [428] | Comments [2]

Wednesday 31 st September Venice Some days can just go from bad to worse. During our visit to the Archaeological Museum off St Marks Square, Nic noticed a very interesting ... Read more >

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