Palermo (4 to 7 October 2019)

“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything”.  (Johann Goethe) Palermo is Sicily encapsulated.  Founded by the Phoenicians in 734…

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North-east Sicily walk (24 September to 4 October 2019)

From Salerno on the Amalfi Coast we caught a train all the way to Catania in Sicily.  When the train reaches the coastal port of Villa San Giovanni, it simply rolls straight onto a ferry…

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Amalfi Coast (18 to 24 September 2019)

The Amalfi Coast is the beautiful 50km stretch of Italian coastline on the southern shore of the Sorrentine Peninsula between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno.   Sorrento  Sorrento is built along…

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Cinque Terre (14 to 18 September 2019)

The Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”) is a little strip of the Italian Riviera with five small centuries-old seaside villages of traditional houses and tiny harbours linked by footpaths through the vineyard terraces which rise steeply…

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Rome (10 to 14 September 2019)

The iconic sights of Rome are so familiar, yet it’s impossible to visit without checking them off.  So we did.   It was a slow day at the Vatican.  The queue was only one circuit…

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