When the Moon hits your eye, make a big big pizza pie with amore; Day 24

Pizza. Yum. The Modern Pizza originates from Naples, Italy where it has a thin base covered with tomato paste. The Naplese pizza has a tomato base, with anchovies on top and sprinkled with oregano. My favorite memory of Pompeii was watching two loud Italian Pizza Chefs, throwing the base and covering it with delicious toppings….

Romantic Roma; Manzo, Monuments and Metros

After our semi disastrous trip to Naples, it was nice to arrive back in Roma. Our fabulous host, Claudia, at the B & B Oro, was able to accomodate us for an extra night and kindly picked us up from the metro station closest to the B & B. We settled in quickly and then…

Naples/Pompei; Ruins, Rubbish and Ridiculously Narrow Roads

We left a cold and wet Perugia on Sunday morning with heavy hearts and hopped on the train to Naples, via Roma Termini. Despite the long hours and frequent stops made by the trains, I love the opportunity it provides to see the countryside. Naples is a place that has always received mixed reviews. Some…

Astounding Assisi: Churches, Cobblestones and Castles

On a cold and wet morning in Perugia, I bravely decided to leave Craig behind working and took a solo day trip to Assisi (A 25 minute train trip). Assisi is a medieval fortress town in the middle of Umbria. It is famous for its’ multiple churches (7 in fact) and affinity with Saint Francis,…

Perugia; Towers, Thunder and Terrific tables of Food

Departing Florence was such sweet sorrow, but the call of adventure waits for no man. We travelled by train to Perugia, the main city in the Umbrian Hills above Rome. Other cities present in this area include Orvieto, Assisi, Spoleto, Trevi and Foligno. I had spent a number of hours on Trip advisor while planning…

Siena; Stairs, Sights and Stupid Pigeons

The rolling green of the Tuscan hills called our names, early on Tuesday morning. After spending so long exploring Florence, we decided it was time to take a trip out of town and up into the rolling green of the Tuscan Hills. Little did I realize that the rolling was not limited to the hills…

Firenze; Gelati, Giardini and Galleries

After very wet and delayed journey to Florence from Warsaw via Bergamo and Milan, Craig and I settled in for four nights in the beautiful city again. We ate in on our first night back, enjoying veal in a rich tomato sauce with fresh bread and salad from our local supermarket. After dinner however we…

Firenze for Foodies; Balsamic, Bolito and Biscotti

The light peeked through the window and splayed itself over our bed around 6.30am on Monday morning. This was more like it! Many of the travel blogs I had read about Italian weather in May had promised sunshine, now here it was, a welcome relief after Sunday’s thunderstorms. It was also perfect weather for our…

Fantastic Firenze: Fettuccine, Florentina and Fried Pasta

Rain drops spalshed onto the train window and chased each other to the ground as we pulled into Santa Maria Nouvella Station in Firenze (Florence). Little did we know as we waved goodbye to the sunny, hot day in the fashionista capital, Milano,┬áthat we would be greeted with a thunder storm and pelting rain when…

Walking

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