A very Happy Brian rides home 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 home from Bergamo to sunny Bedrock on his “new” Honda VFR1200F…”

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”

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..”

A truly wonderful gastronomic discovery, just off the motorway near Fidenza, km90…

I discovered this place by chance on my last trip to the UK. I was in the north of Italy and I needed some fuel so I left the motorway to search for a petrol station and I found one and filled up. I was also feeling hungry so I looked around for food andContinue reading “A truly wonderful gastronomic discovery, just off the motorway near Fidenza, km90…”

Some new ideas for Amalfi visitors

So how about an Amalfi Mozzarella Day? Wine Day? Amalfi History Day? Limoncello Day? Bread and Biscuit Day. Italian Beer Day? Cooking Day? Pottery Day? And so on. With Daniela who runs the Hotel Aurora in Amalfi we often chat about what her customers really enjoy. The vast majority (about 85%) of her clients areContinue reading “Some new ideas for Amalfi visitors”

Tramonti, an amazingly well-hidden jewel

Tramonti is only about 12km from Amalfi and it is on the mountain road connecting Amalfi to the motorway at Angri, so over recent years I have driven past Tramonti many times. My only visits have been with friends to an excellent local¬†pizzeria. Well, recently we have had a much closer look and exploration. IContinue reading “Tramonti, an amazingly well-hidden jewel”

Some top places to visit in Amalfi

Bar Masaniello¬†Simply the best bar in Amalfi if not the world (ok ok I am biased, I love the place). Indoor and outdoor seating, free wifi and the best selection of beer in the town without any doubt. Service is great and very friendly and the food is also really good, no rip offs here.Continue reading “Some top places to visit in Amalfi”

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A week takeover of the lovely Aurora Hotel, Amalfi. October 20-27th 2018

Ok so here is the master plan for the hotel so far: I have asked her indoors if I can book the whole hotel PLUS the 3 apartments for the whole week, and (so far so good) she said yes. Poor woman. This event is by personal invitation only and is NOT open to theContinue reading “A week takeover of the lovely Aurora Hotel, Amalfi. October 20-27th 2018”

Amalfi out of season, and all of her traditions

              Amalfi is truly stunning. Historical and beautiful, it clings onto the amazing coastline and uses every square metre available. To park a car in Amalfi costs you about 30 euro per day, as the parking spaces are very limited and demand well exceeds the supply. During the peakContinue reading “Amalfi out of season, and all of her traditions”