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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Driving in Sicily

Driving in Sicily

| Italy, Southern Italy, Travel Tips | 4 Comments

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

| Italy, Stay | 2 Comments

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)…

Amalfi beach

My favourite beaches in Southern Italy

| Italy, Southern Italy, Travel Tips | 4 Comments

I’ve been dreaming of beaches lately… It’s the middle of winter here in Sydney. I have a cold, I’m sick of the weather and there is no trip to Italy…


Casertavecchia: finding the perfect place to stay

| Destination Guide, Italy, Southern Italy, Stay | One Comment

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it takes me a ridiculous amount of time and effort to find a good place to stay. Finding the right town, the right…

Reggia di Caserta

Reggia di Caserta: royalty, faded glory and a lot of waiting around

| Italy, Southern Italy, Travel Experiences | One Comment

The Royal Palace at Caserta (Reggia di Caserta) had been on my list for a while. Just a short journey north of Naples, yet I’d never managed to get there….

trabucco da mimi peschici

Trabucco da Mimi (or finding Gillian’s Island in Puglia)

| Eat + Drink - Southern Italy, Italy, Southern Italy, Travel Experiences | 2 Comments

Those Phoenicians were a clever bunch. One of their inventions was an ingenious way to fish on a large-ish scale from land, no matter what the weather, thereby avoiding hours…