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Perugia & Gubbio


October 18th, 2015

Every fairy tale comes to an end and so does our Italian adventure. On our last day in Umbria we drive to Perugia and visit Piazza IV Novembre with the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Cappella di San Severo. A quick stroll around, a slice of pizza on our way and we have to farewell... View Article

Spiritual Assisi


October 16th, 2015

Today is dedicated to the visit of Assisi, perhaps the most spiritual town in Italy. We depart from our B&B and catch the bus that leaves us right at the top of the hill where the upper part of the town is. We then start walking down following a map and our instincts. We want... View Article

Travelling in Umbria


October 11th, 2015

We wake up the next day without knowing what was waiting for us.. best things always come unforeseen. While strolling around in Spoleto, after visiting the teatro romano and the interesting Casa Romana, we get to the Basilica di San Salvatore (that we discover was a temple previously) where we are captured by its strong,... View Article

Umbria, Norcia and Spoleto


October 9th, 2015

Benvenuti in Umbria! Welcome to Umbria! After not too many days spent in Abruzzo it is now time for another adventure. My husband and I farewell my family and start a new 4-day jurney with my in laws. The four of us drive from the countryside of Abruzzo to Norcia (Umbria region) to get a... View Article

Punta Cavalluccio


October 7th, 2015

Here it comes, another well deserved day at the beach, this time in Punta Cavalluccio, Rocca San Giovanni (Abruzzo). Another day to lay out under the warm summer sun. The perfect day for some canoeing and a swim (well, not me, but I tried my best and basically enjoyed being safety in the water). Punta... View Article

Lunch at my nonni’s


October 4th, 2015

Back from the Amalfi coast we are ready to relax with my family in Abruzzo and what’s best than having a lunch at my nonni’s? Everyone needs a tranquil day to lay back, recharge and spend some time with the loved ones. After a lazy morning my husband and I stop by at my nonni’s... View Article

Amalfi coast fourth parte


October 2nd, 2015

Arrivederci Amalfi! You have been one of the most amazing place I’ve ever been in my life, without a doubt. Early in the morning we get our car from the garage in the centre of Amalfi and drive outside the town on the coastal road that unwinds right on the cliff revealing a new view... View Article

Amalfi coast third parte


September 27th, 2015

Another day, another adventure! We make sure to have a good breakfast before leaving this morning because a long day awaits us. We get on a ferry heading north to the famous Isola di Capri. After a tormented journey and some nausea, we arrive an hour later and we immediately realize that we weren’t the... View Article

Amalfi coast second parte


September 25th, 2015

It is our second day on the enchanted Amalfi coast. We wake up in our hotel fully recharged and ready for a full on day. We catch a bus and head up on the breath-taking Ravello, a small village sitting on top of the hills just outside Amalfi. The ride to reach the top is... View Article

Amalfi coast first parte


September 18th, 2015

This year I really wanted to have a holiday within the holiday. My husband and I feel blessed when we can go and visit our families in our home Country so every time we go we end up strolling around our home towns. This time I decided to change the gear and take our families... View Article

Ripari di Giobbe, Abruzzo seaside


September 16th, 2015

After four days in Jesolo with my in-laws it’s time for us to head south to sunny Abruzzo. A five hour drive, some rain on the way and the smile of my daddy to comfort us when we finally arrive at our destination. We enjoy a 5/6 course meal with him (completely vegetarian…he knows how... View Article

A day at the beach


September 13th, 2015

On a typical Italian midsummer day all you need is a beach umbrella with some beach chairs, an acquaintance form the beach and maybe a book or cocktail in your hand. For the not so young anymore a card game (gioco a carte) is a must as well as a bocce game. But we rarely... View Article

Casoni on the Venetian lagoon


September 10th, 2015

Here we are, back to Italy for a break from this cold and rainy Victorian winter. It is mid August and we land in Venice on a hot summer day. On the very next day, jet lag apart, my husband and I take advantage of my in laws’ kind attitude and availability and ask them... View Article

Matera, the sassi city


May 4th, 2015

A couple of weekends ago my mum was needing a break form the frenetic daily life so she indulged into a two days guided tour in Puglia and Basilicata that took her to see the majestic castel del Monte and the world famous “sassi di Matera”. Two of her must see spots that were still... View Article

Magical Venice: Italian holiday part seven


January 30th, 2015

Ready for one last trip out of Padua, in the morning of the seventh of January my husband, parents-in-law, Australian friends and I caught a train for a short 30 minute journey to magical Venice. I was feeling very touched and unsteady as I usually feel when traveling to Venice. The idea of visiting this... View Article

Christmas markets: vacanza italiana part six


January 26th, 2015

The stops: Merano, Innsbruck, Bressanone, Ortisei, Bolzano From the 4th to the 6th of this month we were excited to go and explore the Christmas markets. Matteo and Roberta (my brother-in-law and his girlfriend) unexpectedly booked a place near Ortisei for 2 nights as their gift wedding for us, so sweet! And very much appreciated... View Article

Charming Pedrocchi: vacanza italiana part five


January 23rd, 2015

The good thing about living away from your home country is that you can get married wherever you like. The good thing about getting married away from for your home country is that you have to go back to celebrate with relatives and friends that cannot come to the wedding. The even better thing about... View Article

New Year’s resolutions: vacanza italiana part four


January 19th, 2015

After a Christmas spent in my region we traveled to Padua to enjoy the other half of the holiday in the even colder north-eastern lands of Italy. For the last day of 2014 my husband and I stayed at home with his parents. New Year’s eve went by very quickly, a relaxed chatting morning and... View Article

Christmas games: vacanza italiana part three


January 16th, 2015

A white Christmas in Italy deserves some traditional Christmas games, and this year we couldn’t be the exception. A few days before New Year’s Eve we organized a game night with friends to get together around a table and laugh all night. We started with an unavoidable tombola (similar to Bingo), ours was the Neapolitan... View Article

Princess for one night: vacanza italiana part two


January 14th, 2015

After the intimate wedding that we had on the beautiful Island of Mauritius in October 2014 it came the time for us to go home and celebrate with family and friends. So in December last year Nicola (my husband) and I spent an amazing white Christmas in Abruzzo. The next day, Boxing day (and my... View Article

My romantic fairytale: vacanza italiana part one


January 12th, 2015

During the past Christmas holidays in Italy my husband and I had the pleasure to show to our Australian friends one of the highlights of my region: Santo Stefano di Sessanio. The village of Santo Stefano has been nominated one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It is part of the Gran Sasso e... View Article

How Italians get ready for Christmas


December 8th, 2014

How Italians get ready for Christmas: a trip down to memory lane I remember being a child growing up in a small town in Abruzzo, every year on the 8th of December (Immaculate Conception day) my mum would go up to the attic where we used to keep our special decorations and come down with... View Article