Category: Italy

Eastern Calabria

Le Castella The drive from Matera in Basilicata to eastern Calabria was quite long, so we decided to spend a night in Le Castella – a quaint little town only known for it’s beach and of course the 15th century Aragon castle. 

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Matera

We arrived in Matera quite late – due to the robbery in Taranto we were quite exhausted and demoralized.  The robbers even took our toothbrushes, so we scrambled before the stores closed to try to find the basics.  Our amazing host Roberta at our Airbnb in Matera was seriously amazing.  Not only did she wait […]

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Apulia

  Leaving the Amalfi Coast was hard enough, but driving through the outskirts of Foggia we felt like we were in a different land.  It is customary to see scantily clad ladies (mostly very good looking young ladies) sitting on a chair underneath a bridge.  Not the welcome mat that we were hoping for as […]

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Amalfi Coast

          Every time I visit this magical coast I see something new, feel a new emotion or find an even more memorable spot within it.  Our first stop was Salerno – the gate to this land above the sea.

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Western Calabria

Taking the short car ferry from Sicily across the Strait of Messina to Calabria was a lot easier than finding the location of the ferry (Googlemaps did not have the correct location – the location on the link is correct).   Calabria is such a delight with its history, art, architecture, incredible vistas, sandy beaches and […]

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Sicily

Thankfully our almost 10 hour ferry ride from Malta to Catania Sicily was cancelled due to strong winds (we heard that the journey is pretty treacherous even without the wind).  We grabbed a cheap flight right into Catania and arrived just in time to rent a car and hit the road.   The Priority Pass lounge […]

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