Ispica, getting off the beaten track in Sicily

Ispica, getting off the beaten track in Sicily

As I a gaze upwards and my eyes drink in the colourful fresco above me, I notice a large brush stroke that looks out of place. My guide explains that this is the last fresco painted by Olivio Sòzzi, a prolific artist whose work adorns many churches and...
Where and what to eat in Italy

Where and what to eat in Italy

From artisan gelato to fresh homemade pasta, Italian cuisine is renowned the world over. But beyond the pizza, pasta, and ice cream, there’s a never-ending gastronomic journey to discover including superb cheeses, succulent roasts and legendary...
Iconic locations & top tips for photographing Venice

Iconic locations & top tips for photographing Venice

On a misty November morning, I wander through the alleyways and over the canals of Venice, camera in hand. In any other city, I’d be mortified with the weather, longing for blue skies and sunshine, but Venice is still stunningly beautiful on a grey, foggy day....
An indulgent 48 hours in Venice

An indulgent 48 hours in Venice

As dusk falls and the sky darkens through ever deepening shades of blue, we wind our way through the labyrinth of canals. Turning a corner, the beautiful Rialto Bridge comes into view – it’s my first sight of the Grand Canal. What could be more romantic...
Review: Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley

Review: Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley

When I first visited Sardinia I immediately felt at home there. The towns, the people, their traditions and not least the stunning wild landscapes, they all beguiled me. And it is here on this wonderful island in the heart of the Mediterranean, that author Lexa...
As dusk falls over Cisternino

As dusk falls over Cisternino

I’ve explored many of Puglia’s lovely white-washed towns and villages but the one that had the most impact on me was Cisternino in the Valle D’Itria, Puglia on the south-east coast of Italy. I arrived with a group of friends but decided to wander off...
Celebrating the grape harvest at Locorotondo, Puglia

Celebrating the grape harvest at Locorotondo, Puglia

Squelch, squelch, squelch. Squeals of joy. Stomp, stomp, stomp on the grapes. I can’t help laughing too as I watch the giggling children eagerly treading grapes in two huge barrels in a race to see which team can produce the most juice in the fastest...
Rimini Sunrise

Rimini Sunrise

Rimini Sunrise Enjoying the moment As a blogger whenever I experience something new I can sometimes (whom I kidding) I always get a little carried away. It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in getting that stunning photo, not just on my camera but on my phone too...
A taste of Sicily

A taste of Sicily

Sicily is a land of many cultures, civilisations that have come and gone. Mount Etna. Delicious golden balls of arancini. Greek temples, Roman ruins and Baroque Cathedrals. Scenes from the Godfather. Inspector Montalbano. Sunshine. Lashings and lashings of...
The romance of Rome by twilight

The romance of Rome by twilight

Walking through the streets of Rome as the sky displays an ever changing colour palette of pastel blues and pinks makes the city seem even more romantic. Having visited on my own, a couple of years ago, I’m so delighted that this time I am sharing the eternal...

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