A Fine Evening in Genoa

Visitors to Genoa’s old port area could be in for a little surprise, for the city’s authorities are cracking down on drinking in the street.

Back in a Week or So

Blog from Italy is going on a short holiday, but normal service will be resumed towards the end of August. In the meantime, if you are not on holiday yourself, why not have a dig around Blog from Italy.  You should find one or two posts interesting, and please leave comments.  I’ll reply once I’m […]

Marvellous May

May in Milan is a wonderful month. It’s when the balmy weather starts to kick in, just before the steaminess of late June, and the just about unbearable heat of July. The temperature hovers around 24 or 25°C in May, and those from northern European nations will find that coats are just not necessary. Jeans can become […]

Small, Furry, and Black

The weekend coming up is a holiday weekend here in Italy, and this means that, weather permitting, the roads may well be rather chaotic. Anyway, despite the probable impending road chaos, a friend of mine has asked me if I want to go with him to the Verdon gorge just across the Italian border in […]

Summer Holiday Thoughts

It’s looks as though we may be heading for Corsica this year, as long as I can overcome the other half’s worries about our little pup eating our friends’ non-puppy friendly little son, that is. I’m quite keen, especially after hearing from an Italian friend that Corsica is probably more beautiful than Sardinia. Not sure […]

For Jan – Sardinia

I’ve been digging around on You Tube again, and I dug this up. OK, so it’s not a video. It’s more of a promotional slide show with commentary, but, whatever, Sardinia is one beautiful place, as you will see if you watch. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7eSm7FT8ws[/youtube] One of these fine days, I’ll actually get round to going there.


I dug this little video up on You Tube, and yes, I am thinking about holidays. By the way, if you did not know, Cefalu is down in Montalbano country, otherwise know as sunny Sicily. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbqrPQ2FhaI[/youtube] My, it looks as though it is a quiet little spot. And here is another, longer video tour of […]

Italy’s Irresistible Attraction

A very nice chap from Down Under wrote and complimented me on my blog. He also told me that his wife and himself owned a flat in deepest, darkest, and beautiful Umbria.


Milan has been deliciously quiet for the last three days. All on account of the odd Italian ‘ponte’ or bridge, which occurs as a result of having a public holiday in the middle of the week. Indeed, it has been ‘Sunday’ since Wednesday here. Everyone, just about, has headed off for the sea or the […]