Catching Up

We started this week near Lake Garda where we had been staying for the weekend. ┬áMy parents had come to visit so it was fun to take some time out to explore another region. This part of Italy is much closer to what I think of as classically Italian countryside. The apartment we rented was … More Catching Up

Slovenian Colour

Udine is situated about 40 mins drive from the Italian/Slovenian border. It has always been interesting to see the Slovenian influence in the region of Friuli. The language, the food and the culture are very much closer to Slovenia than what we would consider to be classically Italian. Apart from a couple of brief┬átrips over … More Slovenian Colour

Sicilian Colour

We arrived back from Sicily yesterday. When I think back on our little holiday, I think mostly about colour: in particular beautiful shades of blue. They seemed to be everywhere we looked! I also loved the blowsy pops of colour from the bougainvillea and the thousands of pots of geraniums that lined every available wall, … More Sicilian Colour