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We made it!

In my first post I talked about my great grandfather Mansueto Chiaroni and his brother Ambrogio who followed their uncle, also Ambrogio, out to NZ in the late 1870’s. 338 more words


Morning Coffee views in Matera

Matera, Sassi

Matera is a province in the region of Basilicata, in Southern Italy that is built into a rocky cave-like formation. This is the way to start the morning, overlooking the rooftops of the buildings and sipping on a cappuccino as the sun rises over the rocky outcrop.

Outfit Of The Day

25. Altai

Title: Altai

Author: Wu Ming

Time/Place: Italy and Turkey, 1569-71

Teaser: ‘Then my ears exploded, the floor shook, I was caught in a rain of glass and plaster. 482 more words

Colors of Venice

Two weeks ago we went to Venice. As every year we organize a winter trip and considering how crowded is Venice the rest of the year, we thought it would be a fantastic option. 559 more words



Favourite pudding;

chocolate panettone

bread and butter style.

by Scooj


why do we travel? (plus three great hotel websites)

I had an existential moment as I stood for three hours on the train from Naples to Rome. Why do we travel? The train was packed solid, but for only 12 euros I could buy a ticket that allowed me to stand with others in the standing-only area. 417 more words


Living Lavishly: Gnocchi, Spritzes & Baroque Brilliance

Excited to continue our travels through Rome with Rick, we decide to try making something we love at restaurants but have never made at home – gnocchi. 737 more words