1 Year Later

On the 6th May 2013 I drank my first craft beer in Italy. In the year that’s followed we’ve spent time travelling the length and breadth of this incredible country, with a few stop-offs back home and a quick break in Tuscany to get married (I say break: there was …

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Snow

Before our trip to the Italian Alps I though that there was no such thing as a ‘beginner’ ski resort: anyone can …

Bologna

Bologna Revisited

Towards the end of last year we ended up planting ourselves in Bologna for a couple months and I thought it might …

Verona just before Christmas

Happy New Year!

So 2013 is over. Our adventuring last year took us from Palermo to Pisa to Parma and Turin. What? You think everywhere …

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Cinque Terre

It’s cold out. So I thought I’d do a throwback post to the spring and warm us all up… The Italian Riviera …

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Milan

Imagine an Italian city – medieval towers and Roman amphitheaters and renaissance frescoed facades in a state of permanent picturesque decay. You’ve …

Parma Ham

Ploughman’s d’Italia

Reggio Emilia is packed with beautiful squares, churches and cheese.  It’s one of the fantastic little towns on Via Emilia – the …

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Olives & Beaches

Fried things often taste tastier. Ascoli Piceno in Marche is famous for making ripe olives even more delicious by breading them and sticking …

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Glamping

We arrived in Perugia by train and then hopped on a bus to our campsite. Well, more glamp-site: we stayed in a …

Brewing 2.0

Well, usually I don’t blog just about beer-geekery. And I usually talk about a place in Italy. Also, usually I don’t blog …