Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

V is for Vesuvius In August 1986 we spent 6 weeks in Italy.  We went as far south as Sorrento which was a great base for the Amalfi Coast,  Capri,  Pompeii and Vesuvius. We’d spent a fabulous day in Pompeii but it was hot – hot – hot!!!  We were exhausted but opted to persevere […]

Read More

My Top 10 of Everything – Places you will love in Italy

  If you’re expecting Rome,  Florence,  Venice,  Pisa,  Verona or the Amalfi Coast then read no further!  Of course you’d love those places – who wouldn’t!  But if you are visiting Italy for the first time then that’s where you will head towards anyway. We’ve been lucky enough to visit Italy on many occasions over […]

Read More

Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

G is for Gorgonzola Isn’t it wonderful to know that there’s a town called Gorgonzola!   I remember getting very excited when spotting the road sign in northern Italy.   I don’t know why I was actually surprised – most cheeses and wines as well as many other foodstuffs are named after their place of origin.  For […]

Read More

Beautiful Bergamo – (there’s more to it than Ryanair!)

Over the past few years,  we have flown into Bergamo several times and find it a great hub for Northern Italy.   We’ve rented cars and headed to the lakes.    We’ve visited  Verona – reaching it via motorway in about 75 minutes.   We’d a great round trip a few years ago taking in Parma,  Bologne,  […]

Read More

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 – […]

Read More