25 Jul 2019 - Thursday. Flo and I took it easy Thursday morning, before finally setting off to Noto. We'd seen videos of it's gorgeous clear waters and found out that there was a walking trail linking about 3 beaches together. So crystal clear! The beaches weren't as crowded as many of the others we'd … Continue reading Noto; Ortigia; Taormina, Italy.
24 Jul 2019 - Wednesday. En route to Catania, Flo and I made two stops. The first of which was to Cefalù. We didn't expect it to be as busy as it was, but the gorgeous beachside town was filled with lots of local tourists. Colourful umbrellas littered the beaches, and beachgoers laid underneath on … Continue reading Cefalù, Enna and Catania, Italy.
22 Jul 2019 - Monday. We left the mountains before and drove back North a little, to Sorrento where we finally managed to get some laundry done. We had some time to spare while our dirty clothes were getting washed and dried, so we picked up a few things at the supermarket where we'd parked … Continue reading Sorrento to Palermo, Italy.
21 Jul 2019 - Sunday. Unlike the previous day, Flo and I were quick to book the 10.30am shuttle (via our B&B host) down to Amalfi Coast. We came across this lemon stand that was selling lemon desserts and limoncello inside, and I couldn't resist grabbing one of them hulk-sized lemons to pose with. It … Continue reading Amalfi to Positano, Italy.
20 Jul 2019 - Saturday. Flo and I weren't able to book a seat for the 10.30am shuttle bus down to Amalfi and the other timing of 8am was too early for us. So I decided to be all gung-ho about it, suggesting we take the hike down to the fiord, and catch the bus … Continue reading Amalfi Coast and Agerola, Italy.
19 Jul 2019 - Friday. Flo and I left Rome for a quick stop in Naples, where we then planned to visit Pompeii, before arriving at our next 'home' for a few days, Furore, nearby to the Amalfi Coast. Naples was quite different from all the other cities in Italy we had visited, with a … Continue reading Napoli, Pompeii, Furore, Italy.
18 Jul 2019 - Thursday. After breakfast, Flo and I got ready and made a return to Rome where we made a beeline for The Pantheon. It stood proud and tall, looming high over the hoards of people who had reached before we did. This Roman temple was dedicated to all the gods of pagan … Continue reading Roma, Italy.
17 Jul 2019 - Wednesday. We left Chianti to move further South in the morning, but not before making a stop in Siena. We entered the town from a very quiet side and were pleased as pie at the silent streets that made me feel as though we were in our own little world. There … Continue reading Siena and Roma, Italy.
16 Jul 2019 - Tuesday. We set off bright and early-ish to find a parking space for the car in La Spezia, before getting train tickets to Cinque Terre. Our plan was to go to Manarola, walk the trail to Corniglia, walk further on to Vernazza, train to Vernazza, skip Monterosso al Mare, and take … Continue reading Cinque Terre, Italy.
15 Jul 2019 - Monday. Florence, aside from Rome, is possibly one of the most bustling cities in Italy. It's not ideal then, the drive right into the city and spend hours fighting for a parking space. As such, my dear husband did some research and found a park and ride carpark where we could … Continue reading Firenze, Italy.