Our Hops, Skips and Jumps in 2018

Several hops,  one skip and two jumps – not too bad!  We had some great trips this year and I struck Monet’s garden from my wish list so happy enough with that!   Boston – our first trip of the year – and it was a cold one!! Read all about it: Boston   Morocco – […]

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Why would anyone go to Milan?

  That’s a question I always asked myself – there are so many vacation options in Italy that it would take a lifetime to do justice to them all.   We’ve had the privilege of visiting the country many times over the years – we’ve camped at the lakes and in Tuscany,  queued for the art […]

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Matera – European City of Culture 2019

Never heard of it?  Neither had I – until I was planning a trip to Puglia.   I came across it while looking for an alternative to Bari for our first night’s accommodation.   It didn’t appear too far from the airport (an hour) but didn’t figure much in Puglia listings because its actually in neighbouring Basilicata […]

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Heading to Puglia? Some thoughts before you go!

  Getting There Most visitors arrive into Bari or Brindisi airport.   However,  another option is Naples airport if you get a better deal and intend renting a car – it’s about a 3 hour drive across to Puglia which isn’t bad if you arrive early in the day.   Packing Checked baggage versus hand baggage […]

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Puglia – and Beyond! Highlights from an 11 Night Trip

  This trip was never intended as a touring vacation – we’d hoped to combine a beach holiday with a little bit of sight seeing.   As happens,   weather dictated our itinerary – a mixture of sunny days and overcast wet weather meant we toured around more than originally planned. It’s only when we started driving […]

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A 4 night Road Trip from Bergamo

         Bergamo is a great base for exploring Northern Italy.   Flights into Orio al Serio airport can be very reasonable and while most passengers are happy to transfer directly from the arrivals hall to the Milan shuttle waiting outside the terminal building,  the city of Bergamo itself is well worth a weekend […]

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