A day in Naples / Un giorno a Napoli

Vedi Napoli e poi mouri! (See Naples and die!) remarks the old Italian proverb, in atypical dramatic fashion. HOT, filthy, noisy, sultry, chaotic, HOT, intense, pulsating, vivacious; a blast for all your senses, but never dull! Naples is the gateway to so many fascinating and beautiful places that for that reason I find myself drawn … Continue reading A day in Naples / Un giorno a Napoli

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First time in Sicilia (part 1: Catania and Taormina)

More often than not on trips abroad, I leave behind grey overcast skies for clear blue ones, in search of a drier, sunnier and all round more agreeable climate (which let's face it, as a Brit, ain't all that difficult). Occasionally, however, you visit the right place at slightly the wrong time, and my first … Continue reading First time in Sicilia (part 1: Catania and Taormina)