Beach Sorrentina: Vico Equense

Guide books are great and all, but isn’t it awful when it says such-and-such a place is “quite”, “authentic”, “secluded” etc etc, then you go…




Hiking Mt Tourist- I mean, Vesuvius!

“What did you do last weekend?” “Oh you know, the usual, watched TV, went down the pub, hiked up a volcano.” If you’re heading to…




24 hours in Positano

I kinda hate myself for saying this, but I adore Positano; Positano ha il mio cuore. I know how travellers are always trying to distinguish…




A Scenic Walk from Grotta Dello Smeraldo to Amalfi

GROTTA DELLO SMERALDO The “Emerald Grotto” is a pretty cool excursion en route to Amalfi. It’s easily accessible, simply get off at the stop before…

The Amalfi Coast Drive: Sorrento to Positano. Best bus ride of my life.

A trip to Campania would be wasted without this thrilling bus ride along Europe’s most celebrated road. I first experienced it’s epic panorama’s back in…




Host Family Stays (In Italy) – What to Expect

There are a lot of mixed experiences online about staying with a host family. You’re usually invited to stay with a host family for temporary…




Hiking Mount Somma, Vesuvius National Park

Following on from my ramblings about life working in Italy not going as well as I’d hoped, P and I had a wonderful day yesterday…




The Not-So Bella Vita (with 10 new lessons I’ve learnt)

It’s about time I started writing about life working and living in Italy. The reason I haven’t yet is mostly because, well, before I was living in…




Do Talk To Strangers: That Time I Was Rescued in Agrigento, Sicily

  I will start by warning readers that in some parts of the world, particularly in Agrigento, Sunday really is a day of rest. Who’d…




Do Talk To Strangers: Street Artists in Florence

  Florence is the kind of place that made me wish I knew a thing about art. The history, the literature, the fashion, the music,…




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