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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Salina

A week on Salina

| Destination Guide, Italy, Southern Italy | 2 Comments

This is a story about Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily. But it’s also a story about slowing down and learning to enjoy ‘being’ in…

mosaics at villa romana del casale sicily

Mosaics, bikini girls and Villa Romana del Casale

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I really love mosaics, and I’ve always been drawn to them. I’ve seen beautiful examples all around the world, and my fascination even extended to taking a mosaic making class…

where to stay in Puglia

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)

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

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…