Driving from England to Italy: What You Need to Know

    During our trips I keep a small notebook to keep track of our budget and spending. This not only keeps us aware and in control of our finances, but is also good for posterity. When planning new trips we refer to the budget book to see where our biggest expenditure lies and to see… Read More

Behind the Scenes: Gastronomia Il Ceppo

  Our final visit during our food trip of Italy was to Vicenza, the home of Gastronomia Il Ceppo. The visit didn’t begin so well; we (read: Mike), entered the wrong address into the SatNav and we ended up in the wrong place. A frantic and apologetic email to Riccardo (second left in photo above)… Read More

Behind the Scenes: Poli Grappa Distillery

  While grappa is not quite regarded as the typical after dinner drink in the UK things are very different in Italy. We visited the Poli Distillery, the home of Poli Grappa since 1898, to find out more about the range of grappas and the production process behind them.     The Poli Distillery is… Read More

Another Side of Venice: Caorle

  When thinking of Venice we might automatically conjure up images of St Mark’s Square, Doges Palace and gondolas gliding along the famed Grand Canal. But the Province of Venice holds so much more than we might originally imagine. Sitting along the upper shores of the Adriatic sea and nestling between the mouths of the Livenza… Read More

The Great Italian Outdoors

  Coming back to a place we are already familiar with has its advantages. We know the area, the local shops, the closest hospital thanks to needing to have my wedding ring cut off after an insect bite caused major swelling during last year’s trip, and the local dentist thanks to experiencing my first ever… Read More

We’ve made the local newspaper… in Italy!

  The story of our visit to the Barduca organic farm has made the local newspaper in Italy. How unexpected (and pretty wonderful too!). Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on faves Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it… Read More