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Naples, Italy – Pizza

We were sitting in our hotel in Venice thinking about the last part of our trip, at that stage still a couple of months away, when I found a  post on pizza in Naples. That sealed our decision to go to … Continue reading

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Palermo, Sicily – Take it slowly

Arriving in Palermo you quickly become aware of its relationship with the sea. It’s a port city and infact that is why it was settled by the Phoenicians in the first place. Wherever you are in Palermo you feel close … Continue reading

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Piazza Armerina, Sicily – Oh, you mean Villa Romana del Casale

The recently renovated  Villa Romana del Casale and its mosaics often feature on the itinerary when visiting Sicily and with good reason. What often doesn’t get included is a visit to the nearby town Piazza Armerina which in my view … Continue reading

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A second visit – Walking the Streets of Catania, Sicily

Our first visit to Catania was to meet our daughter’s desire to  visit Mt Etna and had been to brief, so we decided on a second visit.  With it came more time to walk the streets. Our previous visit, a … Continue reading

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“It’s close ed” Modica & Ragusa, Sicily

Traveling in off-season has both pluses and minuses. On the one hand, no crowds at any of the sites meaning almost never having to wait to get in and discounts on accommodation, while on the other, you are often faced … Continue reading

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