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Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

L’Ostrica Ubriaca It’s our first evening in Lecce. Having just completed a ten hour journey, we’re tired and in no mood to walk into the city. Luckily our host, Stefania has recommended a few restaurants, one of which is just around the corner. After a […]

Puglia, August 2017 – Lecce

Puglia, August 2017 – Lecce

Ali and I have visited lots of Italian cities in the middle and north of the country over the past few years (Rome, Florence, Bologna, Pisa, Turin), so we felt it was time to explore the southern regions! Originally I was researching a holiday in […]

April 2016 – Florence & Bologna, Italy

April 2016 – Florence & Bologna, Italy

I’ve always felt a certain affinity to Italy. I’m not sure why or how this connection started, we never travelled there on holidays or have any Italian blood in the family. Despite this, I switched my football allegiance from Man Utd to Juventus before my […]

Turin 2015

Turin 2015

Torino, home to my beloved Juventus. Going to Italy in August is a always a dangerous game. You can be guaranteed good weather (well, mostly) but because of this you can also be guaranteed that a fair few shops, cafes and restaurants will be closed. […]

Fish Stew all Porta Palazzo

Fish Stew all Porta Palazzo

Fish Stew alla Porta Palazzo The Porta Palazzo Market is a vibrant, loud almost scary place. Located in the centre of the northern Italian city of Turin there is an heir of madness about it. Even in August, when most city dwellers take to the […]

Galway August 2015

Galway August 2015

Galway August 2015 I’m a little behind on my blogging at the minute and now, as I sit in Marco’s apartment in Turin, I’m reminded of our trip to Galway a couple of weeks ago. Why does an industrial city in northern Italy remind me of Galway? It’s […]

Barcelona 2015

Barcelona 2015

Barcelona 2015 On a dark and dreary Wednesday morning in February I left Ali and our little zoo behind to head for Barcelona with my parents and little-bigger brother. After our trip to Rome last year we decided to make it a yearly event to […]

Langoustine with  Jamon Iberico, Garlic and Tomato

Langoustine with Jamon Iberico, Garlic and Tomato

Langoustine with Jamon Iberico, Garlic and Tomato Last week I joined my brother, father and mother for our annual city break. After a great trip to beautiful Rome last year we decided to give the Catalan capital a try this time. Barcelona was stunning; the […]