Cortina in the Dolomites
24 August 2016 | Places
◄ Cortina – one of those very swish-looking Italian alpine towns, a place that simply looks expensive!
It was the last stop on my recent France and Italy circuit. Way back in 1971 on the first Europe trip Maureen and I ever made we camped just north of Cortina in D...
21 August 2016 | Places
My recent France and Italy drive continued from Grosseto to Venice. Of course Venice was as beautiful as ever …
▲ Whether you were looking across the lagoon to the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore on the island of San Maggiore at sunset
▲ Or, a little later, direc...
Grosseto & Around – beach, hot springs, churches & gelati
13 August 2016 | Places
After our visit to Aix-en-Provence in France my little European foray continued to flashy Portofino and on down to Grosseto, in the southern corner of Tuscany, heading towards Rome. The city has a fine cathedral, remnants of the city walls and an interesting museum.
6 August 2016 | Places
From our Little French Trip we continued on into Italy for a short stop at Portofino, just south of Genoa. This is the Italian Riviera at its most luxurious, way back in 2001 I spent a couple of days on this coast walking the Cinque Terre coastal track. It was wonderf...
6 June 2015 | Places
I spent a couple of days in Turin –Torino in Italian – for the Salone Internazionale del Libro Torino in the Lingotto Fiere, the imaginatively restored old Fiat car factory. Complete with its test track on the roof.
▲ It’s one of those cities which underlines why w...