Italy

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Visiting Barolo – a day with my Sister

Leaving the kids tucked up in our little house in the woods (lacasapiccola.com) near to Mombaruzzo famous for its sweet amaretti biscuits, we headed (a little late) towards the famous village of Barolo famous for its intriguing red wine (27 Oct 2016). 45 minutes south west towards Alba famous itself for its white truffles and … Continue reading

Chapter 2: Destination Tuscany – North Italy Road Trip

Forget Lucca (nice walled city but not a lot of life) and head for Florence. Very busy and small, all of the historical sites are focussed around the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno pretty much. So it gets very congested with tourists. Stayed in a small basic hotel that did the job (Hotel Fiorino) five … Continue reading

Chapter 1: Porte Venere, Cinque Terre Northern Italy Wine Road Trip

Ok we wanted an Audi and ended up with a swellon Fiat 500 Large, more apt for our Northern Italy Wine Road Trip. Well it did not start out being a wine trip. No tripadvisor recommendations, little use of GPS. We would go where we felt at the moment and talk to people. No bookings, nowhere … Continue reading