The River Arno, Pisa at Sunset

Pisa – Much More than a Leaning Tower

If you plan to see The Leaning Tower of Pisa, before flying out from Italy’s Galilei Airport or before taking the train to Florence from Pisa Centrale Station I’d recommend you don’t hop straight on a bus.  There’s much more to Pisa than the campanile so take time to wander …

Cathedral and Leaning Tower at Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands, or should I say leans, in the Piazza dei Miracoli in the medieval part of Pisa.  On my journey home from Florence in May there was no way I could fly out of Pisa’s Galilei Airport without stopping off on the way to take …

Caffe del Duomo in Catania

Catania’s Cafe Culture

  Catania’s cafes and bars are the perfect place to indulge in a cup of coffee and a cannolo when the sightseeing begins to take its toll. There are some gems when it comes to Catania’s cafes; chock full of character, charm and full of dazzling displays of the best …

Cattedrale di Sant'Agata

A Day Discovering Catania

The Port city of Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, is situated on the east coast of the island, just south of where …

Catania's Food Market

Catania Market and a Foodie Stroll

We could hear the Pescheria, Catania’s open-air fish market, before we could see it.  The yelling of fishmongers shouting their best price …

Fritte Misto with Farro salad and Primo Sale cheese

Food from the Tuscan Table

Tuscan cuisine is food for the soul; intense fresh flavours from a few choice ingredients which have been freshly picked or pulled …

Still Life at Badia a Passignano

The Hidden Treasures of Tuscany

The Chianti region of Tuscany is renowned for its beautiful rolling landscapes, Tuscan cuisine and Chianti Classico wines but the area has …

Tuscany Vineyard

Tavarnelle Chianti – The Good Life

Tavarnelle is a municipality in the Chianti region of Tuscany situated in the beautiful countryside between Florence and Siena. Think fields ribboned …