I don't know when you're going, it is immediate? One more word, Sardinian breads.. I've saved an article nigh on twenty years now.. how to describe, eh, works of art, made into fanciful and somewhat delicate shapes, probably for some festival. I like the cheeses too. Don't know anything about maggots, thank you.
In case you're leaving quickly, go well.
I've heard that Sorrento is one of the most beautiful places in the world - the Amalfi Drive and up into the mountains.
The least I can say is that I confirm that.
Qui dove il mare luccica
e tira forte il vento
sulla vecchia terrazza
davanti al golfo di Surriento
Places like Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento just take my breath away..
The Hingeheads should be in the air by now. Buon' viaggio, you two, and post when you can.
We're in Pitigliano right now if you're tracking us - the first walk starts tomorrow. My Italian is perfect 'due birre, por favori' is working a treat.
Pitigliano, I've read about Jews being hidden in caves there during particularly tough times.
Wondering where you landed..
Altre due birre per favore, (on me)...
Are you going till Bolsena?
As a non-touristy type myself, I highly recommend Orvieto.
Just bookmarking...I love Italia!! Hope you enjoy your trip, Hingehead!
A little info I looked up on Pitigliano -
I can't remember where I read about the Jews being hidden in the Pitigliano caves during the Mussolini time. (Might have been Spy in the Vatican by Branko Bokun, might have been any of several other writers.)
Hey - hope the flight was good and you managed to keep occupied between zzzzz's. Wishing ya both a fab time - pics would be great if you get a chance. ENJOY ENJOY!
Internet is not big in Italia, and I guess it's low on the list of things to do, but we're in Macerata now a ton of tales to tell about Sardinia, Sicily, toes, arches, heels and spurs.....
Internet is not big in Italia, and I guess it's low on the list of things to do ...
Same percentage of users as in Australia :wink:
But do start telling ....
Sorry guys, I always seem to be in a rush to do something else in someplace else.
We just spent 3 days in Venice. Magic, even with the green 8's.
Now in the middle of a 3 day stint in Trieste then a week in Rome.
I may have to revisit the entire trip in real time on this thread - with pics - when we get back so I can answer the questions and wax lyrical about our adventures. And talk to Walter more about internet usage and how it is measured!
Oh, good, pictures! Have fun in Rome..
How exciting! I'm planning a trip next year, so I'm following with interest.
Mac, have you read about Matt Gross's recent week in Rome in the NYTimes Frugal Traveler blog? I now have another whole batch of trattorias I want to try.. (you too, Hinge, if you catch this post pre Rome).
Here's the link --
Just seen this one, sorry.
About Rome I would advice you not tu rush. Rome is HOT in summer and it is far better to enjoy what you are able to see than to run around looking at averything, enjoing nothing.
Thanks for the Frugal Traveler link, osso. Very interesting!