The Italian Adventure: Naples

Naples doesn’t feel like Italy. It feels like Bangkok. As soon as we get off the train, we know we’re in for an experience. It’s absolutely batshit crazy here. Loud, stinky, busy, rubbish everywhere, traffic nearly hitting you every time you try to cross a street (or on the footpath – people on scooters don’t …

The Italian Adventure: Chianti

We got yelled at for about 5 minutes when we arrived at our next accomodation. We couldn’t find a local taxi, and Sam’s car had been broken into earlier on in the day so we couldn’t get a lift. We arrive to check in just as the hostess is serving dinner, and we cop an …

The Italian Adventure: Empoli

Empoli is a city about 30 minutes out of Florence on the train – it feels middle class, quite industrial, very hot and literally nobody speaks English. We’re here staying with my mate Samuele at his sister’s apartment, happy to kick back for a few days with our own kitchen, a washing machine and a …

The Italian Adventure: Florence

When you get a chance to go to Florence, go to Florence. For about 3 hours, then leave again. This was pretty much our experience of it. It’s happening all over Italy…historic cities filled with so much beauty, so much amazing food, so many wondrous monuments to the genius of the architects and visionaries of …

The Italian Adventure: Cinque Terre

After a couple of days in hot hot Venice, we needed some water…and in Northern Italy, there’s no better place than the Cinque Terre in Liguria. Probably one of the most instagram-able places ever, the Cinque Terre is a beautiful stretch of coastline just past La Spezia, on the way to the south of France. …