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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Poggioreale vecchia, Sicily

Sicilian ghost towns: Poggioreale and Gibellina

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Hands up who wants to see a secret part of Sicily? How about an abandoned secret part of Sicily? Excellent – follow me. You might already know that Sicily is a…

dingo painting

24 hours in Alice Springs

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Our recent trip to Alice Springs was created around visiting the Kangaroo Sanctuary to meet Brolga and his rescue kangaroos, but we had an afternoon beforehand and the next morning…

Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs, Brolga and Queen Abi

Starstruck! Meeting Kangaroo Dundee and his Kangaroos

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that my travels are often inspired by things I see in movies or on TV. And that’s exactly what…

A week on Salina

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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?

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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…