Category Archives: By Country – Italy

Last few days of Italy

On our return to the campsite after our Fracchie outing, we knew we’d missed the curfew and the gates were closed. We slept outside on the road, waking up briefly to drive into the site when it opened again at … Continue reading

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The Long Good Friday

San Marco in Lamis, a small town in the hills of Puglia’s Gargano peninsula, is the home of one of Italy’s longstanding Easter traditions. There are three parades through the town on Good Friday – one in the early morning … Continue reading

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Back to the mainland

Heading back to the Italian mainland from Sicily was never going to be easy, so we found one last distraction to put it off for a day – Taormina. The Greeks had built a theatre here, on top of a … Continue reading

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In the shadow of a very active volcano

We quickly settled back into the rhythms of Sicilian life. Our intention to spend a couple of days near Cefalu quickly turned into a week as we waited for a backlog of post (just minor stuff like the van’s new … Continue reading

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Bislemma Tunisia, buongiorno Sicilia

After two months touring the country we faced our last couple of days heading back along the north coast to Tunis. We were sad to say goodbye to our wonderful shabby chic hotel room overlooking Tabarka, knowing this leg of … Continue reading

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Palermo to Tunis

After two and a half months in Sicily and nearly eight months on the road, we have sailed south to our first new country for a while, a different culture, and a new continent. I am typing as the sound … Continue reading

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A van made out of brick?

A strange thing’s happened. We’ve just spent a week staying in one of those large and strangely immobile brick-built campervan things. What do they call ’em again? Oh, yes – a “house”… Casa Tre Sorrelle (Three Sisters) is a pleasant … Continue reading

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