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Travel: Siena – Italy

O Siena…. (singing at the tone of O Vienna by Ultravox… Remember that one? ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry, I couldn’t help myself but everytime I hear the name of Siena I start singing about Vienna… Call me weird…! When we went to Tuscany we got about a zillion tips of people that had been there and so we heard many times that…

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Europe, Italy

Verona, Italy

The weather forecast for the weekend Lugano and surrounding wasn’t really that great. I would arrive on Thursday and from Friday onwards it would start to rain endlessly until I came home on Tuesday at which point the weather man predicted sun… Yes, really… And the Friday did start rather gloomy; it was dry but it didn’t look like it…

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Europe, Italy

Foodie weekend in Umbria

It was roughly a few days before the actual event date that I received a tweet from Karin from Yum and Moore if I maybe had time to go to Umbria for a fun foodie weekend. Well helloโ€ฆ I will make the time! So with some hasty shuffling of appointments and a swift booking of flights I could tell Karin…

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Siena – Tuscany III

Ah…. Siena…. What can I say about Siena that possibly describes this beautiful city? Maybe because we were slightly disappointed about Florence or maybe because itโ€™s just what it is; but Siena was a pleasant surprise. The city is just gorgeous but while still being touristic is has retained itโ€™s original atmosphere. The centre is filled with medieval buildings and…

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Pienza – Tuscany II

For most of our trip we have been eating in small Osteria’s, Trattoria’s or even little cafe’s; as much as possible enjoying the local food. Being surrounded by Italians is usually a good sign when you’re entering a restaurant or trattoria. But when we came into Pienza, one of the first restaurants we came upon was a lovely place called…

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A week in Tuscany

I am not really keeping a chronological order when telling you of our Italian adventures but I am sure no one will mind. We are at the moment still in Ca’Penelope, but will be leaving tomorrow. The weather is still not really fantastic but at least today has been a little drier then the last two days, so we actually…

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Quick update

Where to begin?? Shall I start talking about the wonderful food, the scenics we have seen, the people we have met or …. sooo much has happened since the last post that it is hard to give a short account of all that. There is very little internet access along the way and it is sort of a miracle that…

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Bella Italia…

What is it that makes a country irresistable? Is it the food, is it the weather or is it the people in it? Or maybe simply a combination of all? I had only been to Italy once before so had very little to go on and to be quite honest; this trip was not meant for any real sightseeing, so…

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More house searching in Italy…

Sorry about posting an upside down photo on the post yesterday, but I’m posting via email so I couldn’t really change it. The day started really good with lots of sunshine this morning so we were hoping for another beautiful day but unfortunately the weather changed during the day and now it’s raining a bit… ๐Ÿ™ We went to look…

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Off to Italy!

For some reason I have only ever been to Italy one day… Yes ladies and gentleman one lousy and waaay too short day! We’ve been planning to go to Italy for years really as we both love Italy and the Italian food, but for some reason the destinations of our holidays always changed to be different. Maybe because Italy is…

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Italian bliss…

Well maybe the title of this blog is not really appropriate considering the fact that we are now sitting on our balcony in an incredible noisy hotel. It’s a huge hotel and I think they are filling it in the off season with noisy schoolkids! Lucky us. Yesterday was bad but I think today is dramatic. Ofcourse that is not…

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