Croatian Capers

The not so happy pig

I crossed the border. Several times in fact. After three weeks in Italia we decided to see if what everyone else tells us is true, that the Croatian coastline is simply beautiful. The rumours are true but the funny thing is, to get to Dubrovnik from Venice one must go through Slovenia followed by a … [Read more...]

Gladiators on water

One half of the Vignottini

It's difficult to go to Venice without experiencing a gondola ride isn't it? I have actually been on one before but not with our three children (and with good reason). And so began the search up and down steps, and in and out of the rabbit warren of streets that makes this floating city unique. … [Read more...]

Rapallo, Rapallo let down your hair

Bicicletta

The second week of my Italian insights trip finds me in Rapallo, a town on the Ligurian coast considered to be part of the Italian Riviera.  Given that we are not celebrities, there was no swanning around Riviera style but it has given me some time to reflect on the way of life in Italy and whether … [Read more...]