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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

Natta cafe – Como, Italy

Going out for dinner for me has a lot to do with the atmosphere of a place.. If I would have to choose between a fantastic meal but an otherwise unattractive and uninviting place or a maybe slightly less fantastic meal but a fantastic place than I would go for the last one Would you? What is the number one…

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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

Italy – Alba, La Terraza sulle tori

We had been planning our trip to Tuscany for a while now. We would go via France, have a stopover in a conveniently located town called Alba and then move on further down into Tuscany. Alba, we picked mainly because it was en route and seemed to be ok for passing through. It didn’t really start very well. We couldn’t…

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Trastevere by night
Europe, Europe Citytrips, Italy

Rome – city of many faces

Yes, we’re back! Our start of our weekend in Rome was a little weird. Originally we were supposed to go Friday morning but due to Tom’s grandpa’s funeral we had to rearrange flights and everything to leave later on Fridaynight. So after the funeral we changed clothes at a gasstation and drove on to the airport. I was happy that…

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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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Europe, Italy, Travel

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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Europe, Italy, Travel

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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Europe, Italy, Travel

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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Europe, Italy, Travel

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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Europe, France, Italy, Travel

Boeuf Bourguignon revisited…

How good does that look..? ๐Ÿ™‚ We have arrived into Italy just a few hours ago and are now relaxing in our fabulous bed & Breakfast. If you’re ever en route to Italy and your looking for a really beautiful place to stay you should try La Terrazza Sulle Torri in Alba. For us it is the perfect stop en…

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Europe, Italy, Travel

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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