Pisa & Florence Uffizi Museum

After a very short night (4am alarm to make our 6.35am flight), we are now en route to Pisa and this time, we have online checked in with Ryanair! Woop! Pisa is only a quick stop on our way to Florence. We booked our tickets through Pisa as for some reason it was a lot…

How is driving in Sicily?

One word: Hell. Italians are true to their reputation; these are not the best driving conditions! They use the hard shoulder as a lane when they don’t feel like queuing , they undertake, and they get so close behind you on the motorway you can practically smell their cappuccino breath. I did wonder whether they…

Syracuse

After quite a bad night (our room is perfectly located next to the town’s gate, but with this comes drunk people heading home and thoughtfully singing very loudly at 3am!) we start making our way to Syracuse, 1.5 hours south of Taormina. As usual, driving is mad (driving in Italy is so crazy that it…

Taormina

Day 2 in Taormina starting with a lovely breakfast in our B&B and some planning for the day. We’re starting with the visit of Taormina’s famous amphitheatre, located a short walk away in the old town. Its location and site are both breathtaking, we’re loving the views of the beach and the old town it…

CefalĂș & Taormina’s Madonna della Rocca

New day, new life and… nope, still sick! Up bright and early as we have quite a bit planned for our first day down the coast. First stop, CefalĂș, a small and picturesque town located on the north coast of the island about 1 hour away from Palermo and well loved by Italian tourists. There…

Palermo

After a very hectic couple of weeks filled with family time, wedding prep and packing, we’re now off to Palermo! Well we were until we arrived at the airport all excited and realised that we forgot to online check-in and that we had 4 minutes left to do so…. Obviously didn’t make the cut and…