The Travelling Pantaloni

If you love Italy, you’re in the right place!

Here you’ll find stories from my travels, destination guides if you’d like to do a similar trip, and general travelling tips gathered from my years of planning and travelling

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Puglia: Where should you stay?

| Destination Guide, Italy, Southern Italy, Stay, Travel Tips | 3 Comments

Puglia (the bit of Italy that looks like the heel of the boot) is big. And when I was researching our trip there I had a lot of trouble trying…

Ragusa

Ragusa (and a room with a view)

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I could say it was the promise of magnificent baroque architecture that drew me to Ragusa. Ragusa is one of the towns in Sicily’s south-eastern corner flattened by an earthquake…

Caltigerone

On the ceramics trail in Caltagirone

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I really love Italian ceramics. Every trip to Italy I bring back a little something as a momento. I generally dislike spending time shopping when I’m on holidays, but I…

Mt Etna, Sicily

The other side of Mount Etna

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I have a confession to make. I’ve been to Sicily three times but I’ve never made it to the top of Mount Etna. I’ve seen her from Taormina and from…

Driving in Sicily

Driving in Sicily

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A few people have asked me recently about driving in Sicily, so here’s my collected wisdom for anyone thinking of doing it …  You’ll need a car If you’re going…

Casa Li Jalantuumene Monte Sant'Angelo Puglia

A quirky B&B in Monte Sant’Angelo

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I really love staying in B&Bs. Much more so than hotels and even more than (gasp!) AirBnB rentals. Why? Because it’s the people you meet there (owners and other guests)…