Travel Diaries

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese

Florence Again

Florence Again

Still in the hot and busy city. If anything, it was hotter and busier than the previous day.

Florence

Florence

Saturday, so the chance of doing an overseas parkrun as well as visiting a very hot and busy city

Pisa

Pisa

Any ground tour of Otaly should include Pisa. It’s cheesy and busy, but also very interesting.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Descending to the beautiful Ligurian coast and the villages of the Cinque Terre, just to get an ice cream

Turin

Turin

A day of paying homage to the original Italian Job, including a hotel in the Fiat factory (with the rooftop test track)

Lake Como

Lake Como

In search of the villa where Anakin married Padme in the second Star Wars film. It’s beautiful up here.

Bergamo

Bergamo

A bonus extra day after not wanting to go to Milan again. Good job! Bergamo is lovely.

Milan

Milan

A day in the big city. We did everything we wanted in just one day, which is very possible if you don’t like museums.