July 5 2016 / Food & Wine

Lunch at an Umbrian Vineyard

Amelia, Umbria

A few months ago, having been invited to sample the delights of the Terni region of Umbria, I was part


June 10 2016 / Places

The Streets of Ostuni, Puglia

Ostuni, Puglia

Ostuni: that famous “White City” right down at the heel of Italy in Puglia…. A few weeks ago I visited


May 4 2016 / Places

Cycling to Austria

San Candido, Trentino Alto-Adige

Visiting Villabassa in the Italian Dolomites a few months ago, it was suggested that I try cycling to Lienz in


April 7 2016 / Places

High in the Dolomites: Lago di Braies

Lago di Braies, Trentino Alto-Adige

Probably the most beautiful lake I have ever seen, Lago di Braies glistened like pale green glass when we arrived


March 14 2016 / Places

A Visit to Amelia

Amelia, Umbria

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December 2 2015 / Places

Terror in the Dolomites

Tre Cime del Lavaredo, Trentino Alto-Adige

Do you suffer from an irrational fear of heights? It’s apparently called “acrophobia” and I am a major sufferer. So,


October 27 2015 / Places

A Week on the Beach at Lido di Jesolo

Lido di Jesolo, Veneto

Lido di Jesolo is a seaside resort close to Venice in northern Italy. It is on the Adriatic Sea, famous


August 6 2015 / Places

Ortigia, Sicily: Syracuse’s Island

Isola di Ortigia, Sicilia

Driving away from Trapani under a cloudless late spring sky, my rental Cinquecento and I began our four hour drive


June 30 2015 / Places

The Italian Dolomites, Summer and Winter

Dolomiti, Trentino Alto-Adige

As a place to visit, the Italian Dolomites have everything to recommend them no matter what season you visit. Located


June 8 2015 / Places

Lipari: Among the Volcanos

Lipari, Sicilia

Nestled amongst the Aeolian Islands, Lipari is the largest island of this volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of


March 30 2015 / Local Interest

Venice: Acqua Alta

Venice, Veneto

It was a cold, wet day and I had arrived in Venice quite unprepared for the high waters that greeted


March 5 2015 / Local Interest

Hidden Venice

Venice, Veneto

Most tourists who visit Venice do so in a tour group and never get to experience what’s really there, hidden


January 28 2015 / Places

A Trip Down the Grand Canal

Venezia, Veneto

There are few more unforgettable moments than that first sight of Venice in all its hustle and bustle on the


December 5 2014 / Food & Wine

Savouring Venice

Venice, Veneto

Last week I joined a Venice food tour of the Rialto Markets and cicchetti tasting with wine. Many of you


October 21 2014 / Places

A Photo Tour of Elba

Isola d'Elba, Tuscany

The island of Elba, positioned about 20kms off the Tuscan coast, is easily accessible by ferry from Piombino, south of