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”
Category Archives: Traditional food and restaurants
More pictures from Le Mans….
Pub ok. Restaurant ok. Hotel sure. Brewery???? My goodness, happy days….
When I visited the UK recently I needed a place to stay for 3 nights in the Midlands. I used to live and work in this area many moons ago so I know my way around fairly well. My mate Barnes said that he knows a local pub/restaurant which has a few rooms so weContinue reading “Pub ok. Restaurant ok. Hotel sure. Brewery???? My goodness, happy days….”
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….”
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..”
Stunning Valencia WHAT a lovely city….
Following two years of no travel I could not wait to visit lovely Spain again. Back in 2019 we visited Spain three times and I started to love Spain and the Spanish way of life. So after two quick trips recently to the UK we booked ourselves ten days in Valencia, the third city ofContinue reading “Stunning Valencia WHAT a lovely city….”
Piombino in Tuscany, what a discovery..
Like many, my only knowledge of the north Italian coastal city of Piombino was as a port from where to take a ferry to the lovely island of Elba. Indeed several years ago with a group of motorcycle friends we had ridden to the port and waited for the ferry, without even a glance atContinue reading “Piombino in Tuscany, what a discovery..”
Polignano a Mare, Puglia (southern Italy). What a beautiful town and surrounding area…
Recently I stayed 16 days down in Puglia, on the east coast of the south of Italy, in the area of Bari. From Amalfi this was only a 300 km drive. Bari is a very large city with a huge port so not really a tourist attraction but the surrounding area is stunning and fullContinue reading “Polignano a Mare, Puglia (southern Italy). What a beautiful town and surrounding area…”
Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!
I have been visiting this small town for two years since my son moved there to play basketball for the local team, they were in the Italian C league seeking promotion. He has played in B for several years and Fiorenzuola were building a team to get back up into B. Having gained promotion intoContinue reading “Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!”