Alberobello & Ostuni

We are so in love with Puglia! After 2 days in Polignano a Mare, filled with some great reading time, playing in the sea and getting sun burnt (well, Nick anyway), we thought today would be dedicated to exploring some more of the region. We made our way to Alberobello, aka (to us) as smurf…

Polignano a Mare

Never ones to shy away from an inclusive buffet breakfast, we woke up early to make the most of it before we made our way to Salerno from Minori. A pleasant 40min ferry journey dropped us at the Salerno marina, and a few minutes walk saw us reach our hire car destination. The 3 hour…

Amalfi Coast – Amalfi & Minori

Another clear sky and beautiful morning on the sunny Amalfi coast. Breakfast was included for once with our hotel, so we enjoyed a nice buffet breakfast on the hotel terrace whilst taking in the most breath-taking view on the Mediterranean Sea. It must seem cliché, but the Amalfi coast is famous for a reason. There…

Amalfi Coast – Positano

After a peaceful and quiet night in Colli di Fontanelle and a lovely breakfast on our balcony over looking the sea, we headed to the bus stop to make our way to Positano. After the horror stories we’d read online, we mentally conditioned ourselves for the worst. We thought the bus may be full and…

Amalfi Coast – Sorrento

After a very uncomfortable night (really, really hot with no A/C or fan) and an early morning ferry to catch, it was with great excitement that we made our way out of Naples. Going closer to the marina, we were expecting the city to be less grubby but unfortunately our hatred for this city stayed…

Naples and Pompeii

After 4 days in Rome, we headed South to Naples and Pompeii! We’ve changed our original plan, which was to rent a car in Naples and drive to Pompeii, stay overnight there and then drive through the Amalfi Coast all the way to Puglia. Instead, after much reading about how it is virtually impossible to…

Rome – The heart of the city

Third and final full day in hectic Rome. Internet at our B&B has been down for the duration of our stay, which was quite frustrating as it made us use our (prepaid) travel data which we’re trying to ration as it wasn’t cheap. This B&B is not really a castle but it’s cheap with a…

Rome – Colosseum and Roman Forum

Second day in the Emperor city! Today was dedicated to the very colossal (and very touristy) Colosseum and Roman Forum. Once again we decided to pre-purchase skip the line tickets to avoid having to queue for hours under the 31 degree heat of the day. After a quick stroll around, we finally join in the…

Rome – The Vatican

After a relaxed morning catching up with an old Parisian friend over breakfast (a Florence resident for 8 years now) and finally visiting the Pitti Palace after our failed attempt the day before, we headed to the train station. All roads, and train tracks, lead to Rome! A quick 1hr 15 fast train and here…

Florence

After just over a week on the road and a lack of clean socks, we decided this morning was an opportune time to do a wash, especially after seeing a laundrette 2 doors down from our B&B the day before. Well we thought it was, until we arrived at a proper and quite fancy dry…