This week (June) Amalfi is busy, to say the least. Full to bursting would be more precise. We 3,000 residents welcome perhaps “welcome” 30k visitors per day, usually in the peak months of July and August whereas this year the rush started in March and shows no sign of letting up. Some family members cameContinue reading “Amalfi boat rental, WHAT fun!!!”
Category Archives: The beauty of Italy
Pizza and pasta, Italian food for dummies
Since I have lived in Italy I have always enjoyed and appreciated the food that we have here and the Italians (almost) take for granted. And each time visitors come from the UK I am reminded that the variety and the quality of the food and drink that we have in Italy is truly exceptionalContinue reading “Pizza and pasta, Italian food for dummies”
My 2023 holiday plans (updated)
Well here we go cos I want this to be a GREAT year following the awful COVID stop and all the rest, not to mention the UKs STUPID Brexit own goal and Putin the invader. So a quick recap and then a new date is added as follows, WATCH THIS SPACE.
Look at this amazing “spa” haven/heaven….
As you may know Italy is famous for hot water spas. That is not tap water but the very hot water that comes up from the depths of the ground at almost 70 degrees Centigrade, thus requiring to be filtered and cooled before the public are able to enjoy the benefits of the magic water.Continue reading “Look at this amazing “spa” haven/heaven….”
A very Happy Brian rides up from Bergamo to sunny Bedrock on his new Honda VFR1200F…
I met up with my mate Brian recently in Bergamo in the north of Italy. We planned this trip two months before when Brian decided to purchase my 2012 Honda VFR, he had been without a bike for several years and finally decided that he wanted one for trips with mates. Of course he canContinue reading “A very Happy Brian rides up from Bergamo to sunny Bedrock on his new Honda VFR1200F…”
Getting my Vito ready for the road again..
From personal experience I firmly believe that every long trip needs preparation, a stitch in time and all that. So I recently headed up to my lovely garage (despite the oppressive August heat) and started to prepare my van for the trip up to meet Brian the Barnes in Bergamo, north Italy. Tyre pressures, oilContinue reading “Getting my Vito ready for the road again..”
Do we really need 180+ cv motorcycles?
I have been a motor bike fan all of my life, at 14 I purchased my first Honda 50 for riding round the local fields and I broke my collar bone for the first time at 15, luckily I was wearing a helmet so I had no other injuries. Fast forward to 2022. I amContinue reading “Do we really need 180+ cv motorcycles?”
Italy’s best kept secret: the Basilicata region
I recently visited the south of the Campania region of Italy (Naples is the Capital), we stayed in Sapri and then I rode by motorbike to visit lovely Maratea which is only 20km south but in the region of Basilicata. The older name of Basilicata is Lucania and its Capital city is Potenza. This isContinue reading “Italy’s best kept secret: the Basilicata region”
We did it, France again and WHAT a fast, fun trip..
I love France, ever since I visited many times with my parents and sisters as a kid, our dream holiday was our annual 2 week stay at “Camping Le Soleil” in Argeles sul Mer close to the French/Spanish border. We would drive down in our trusty old Land Rover 109 (with tent on board andContinue reading “We did it, France again and WHAT a fast, fun trip..”
Barnes does Europe….very fast!!!
I first met Brian the Barnes perhaps 20 years ago when he came on board the Alf England ship in Bedworth (north Coventry). He came from a car dealer to work as Service Manager for Martin the Cole, Martin and I have been mates since I studied in Coventry many moons ago. Brian had loadsContinue reading “Barnes does Europe….very fast!!!”