Torta Greca and Mantova

Torta Greca and Mantova

Mantova in the Lombardy region of Italy. Three years ago our family played host to a delightful young lady from this area so a trip to Italy would not have been complete with paying a visit to her and her beautiful family. Mantova is an amazing medieval town...
Bagna Càuda in the countryside of Piedmont

Bagna Càuda in the countryside of Piedmont

It was misty and foggy the day we arrived in Camagna Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy. At midday the mist still hadn’t lifted but this made for a beautiful vista across the countryside. Camagna Monferrato is a little village in the heart of Piedmont from where my...
Piemonte and Bunèt for dessert

Piemonte and Bunèt for dessert

Family is a treasure. Even more so when they live half way around the world and welcome you with open arms. That was our experience when we traveled to Italy last year. Family in all the corners of Italy opened their homes and hearts to us. Though we are in regular...
Italian Dream – Part 3 and the end!

Italian Dream – Part 3 and the end!

  Our dream holiday in Italy finished up in the south visiting relatives in Reggio di Calabria and Scilla with a brief visit to Sicily. The contrasts in one country which is very small compared to Australia, is absolutely amazing! In the places that we visited in...
Italian Dream Part 2

Italian Dream Part 2

  Our Italian Dream continued in Venice.       The Mouth of Truth – the political history of Venice is intriguing.     As we cross the Bridge of Sighs we glimpse the canal below and imagine  the heavy heart of the prisoner of...
Italian Dream – Part 1

Italian Dream – Part 1

Do you believe that dreams do come true?   Is it possible to turn dreams into reality?   I wasn’t so sure until just recently when we made the decision to visit Italy.   Travelling to Italy from where I live in Australia is a 23 hour flight...