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,¬†that we would be greeted with a thunder storm and pelting rain when…

Walking

Sore feet, striding shoes and skipping children are all part and parcel of the beautiful central city in Firenze. Related articles My Most Favorite of Firenze (sfluxe.com) Firenze! (gilltravel.wordpress.com) Firenze Pictures (alanjcook.wordpress.com)

Luxurious Lake Como: Costa, Sabbia and Solleone

The azure blue sky greeted me as I pushed open the shutters in our apartment in Milan. After the epic thunderstorm and pelting rain on Friday evening, it was the best greeting I’ve had in a while. The plan today (Saturday) was to catch the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna, one of the beautiful…

Magnifico Milano: Apertivo, Acciughe and Arte

The next stop on our worldwide wunderbar tour was Milan (or as the Italians say Milano) in the province of Lombardy, Italy. Lombardy is one of the largest regions in Italy and is famous for it’s haute couture, delicious¬†risotto, fresh water fish and beautiful lakes. Not to mention it’s close proximity to the Swiss Alps….