Cinque Terre – A Walk in the Woods concludes


Well back to the final days of my Cinque Terre Trip. We moved from Levanto to the lovely town of Santa Margherita for the final 3 nights; strictly speaking out of the Cinque Terre, but still in the region of Liguria.

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Cinque Terre – A Walk in the Woods


Well, here I am doing another trip – this time a small group walking trip in the Cinque Terre in Italy. We based ourselves for the first few days in Levanto, a nice town just west of Monterosso, and then took the local train each day to begin the day’s walk. Above you will see a map outline of the five towns along the coast-line where we walked. Continue reading “Cinque Terre – A Walk in the Woods”

My Italian Grand Tour – Pisa/Lucca

Piazza dei Cavalieri – Pisa

After my flight delay in Catania (due to Mt. Etna Ash cloud) Alitalia redeemed themselves and managed to hold all onward connecting flights upon arrival in Rome. I am now back in mainland Italy, enjoying a brief stay in Pisa and Lucca before I headed to the Cinque Terre. Continue reading “My Italian Grand Tour – Pisa/Lucca”

My Sicilian Grand Tour ..concludes


My Journey in Sicily finally came to end, and so it seems appropriate that I begin our last day with the last view of Mt. Etna. It was just under 10 days ago that I left Sicily for mainland Italy again – seems so long ago already. The trip was wonderful and I would highly recommend it for the Food, Culture, People you meet and the fantastic Tour Leaders / Driver we had. We finally arrived in Catania, a wonderful city that needs further exploring – on another adventure I think.  In the meantime, I’ll relay our very interesting last day in Sicily before I departed for Pisa. Continue reading “My Sicilian Grand Tour ..concludes”

My Sicilian Grand Tour .. continues


Our journey concluded in Palermo when we visited the Villa Whitaker, (of Marsala fame) with extensive botanical garden with plants from around the world, including Australia. Continue reading “My Sicilian Grand Tour .. continues”