At the start of June, I spent a long weekend in the company of friends and my family down in the stunningly beautiful Cinque Terre area of the Liguria coast in northern Italy. I took a few photographs of Monterosso, one of the Cinque Terre, while the rest of the group lounged around on the beach.
When I came to Italy well over ten years ago, I was not really aware of all that Italy had to offer. I knew of the legendary big three Italian destinations: Rome, Venice and Florence, and, purely as a result of having seen the photographs of a colleague, I was aware of the stunning beauty of the Amalfi coastline. From programmes on history, I’d found out about Pompeii. That, I’m sorry to say, was about it.
I have several friends from the south of Italy, but I was rather surprised to learn that one of them, Ciro, is an avid skier.
Sorry about the time it took me to get round to writing about this – I got carried away on other stuff. Seeing as the weather had been holding up, towards the end of week one of our Tuscany 2007 holidays we decided to go for a day-long boat trip (35 Euros, with lunch, I […]
Yes, I know it is a mite unoriginal for an Englishman to holiday in Tuscany seeing as part of the area has even earned the nickname ‘Chiantishire’ as a result of the numbers of Britons that frequent the area. But you can’t really blame them, the area is beautiful, the wine good and, on the […]
First, apologies for not having mentioned that I was off on my hols for three weeks. I did not say anything for a reason, but thinking about it now, my reason was possibly not a good enough excuse. Anyway , too late now. My summer, as you will have guessed from the title, was spent […]
We spent the weekend down in Genova. This meant other half could see her mum and dad, and soak up a few of the sun’s rays with a friend of hers. Sunbathing has never really interested me. Firstly, it burns my fairish skin, and secondly I find it downright boring. So, while other half was […]
This is Durham, a city in north eastern England which boasts a castle, university, river and a cathedral, and lots of Italian restaurants somewhat surprisingly. It was a cool and wet day when this photo was taken. I have played with the RGB colour curves to get the photo to look a little brighter as […]