Ice and Eskimos

I met Max and Molly two weeks ago at their Italian restaurant in Tunbridge Wells about an hour south of London. It didn’t take us long to get talking about their favourite brewery, La Cotta, set on a farm-hotel south west of Rimini near Sassocorvaro. Talking quickly lead to eating …

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 …

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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 …