Sardinia Summer 2017

Sardinia Summer 2017

We just came back from 12 days in Sardinia with baby Aurora and my parents. Here are the pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/yTBhXhAzRZpmiUwz8 My parents wanted to visit us in Italy this summer. They also normally take a week or so beach vacation … (read more)

Zio Amato in Anzio

Zio Amato in Anzio

This is an older post that never made it online. I’m putting it up now with a back-dated post-time. Since this blog is, primarily, my own travel diary. Yesterday Daniele and I went to visit his father’s brother Amato and … (read more)

LBI

LBI

Last week my family took our annual vacation to Long Beach Island, New Jersey. My dad’s oldest brother, Bill has a house there and we have gone every summer my entire life. We choose this week because it was right … (read more)

Marche

Marche

Daniele’s parents have a beach house in the Marche region. Marche is directly east of Rome on the other coast, about a 2.5 hours drive give or take. In fact the road we live on, Salaria (one of the ancient … (read more)

Scicli, Sicily and the trip home

Scicli, Sicily and the trip home

Finishing my trip in Calabria and Sicilia… Our last days of vacation were in the town of Scicli. It was like Noto in that there were tourists as well as people actually working and going about there lives in this … (read more)

Noto Agroturismo, and Modica

Noto Agroturismo, and Modica

Continuing my trip in Calabria and Sicilia… That night we circled back to Noto, but this time we didn’t stay in the center. We stayed at an old farm in the countryside that takes guests. This industry is called “agrotourism” … (read more)

Riserva Naturale di Vendivari, Portopalo, Marzemeni, and Pozzallo, Sicily

Riserva Naturale di Vendivari, Portopalo, Marzemeni, and Pozzallo, Sicily

Continuing my trip in Calabria and Sicilia… We left in the afternoon for Riserva Naturale di Vendivari, which is basically a nature reserve. There were paths through some swampy and wooded areas leading to a beach. The beach was really … (read more)

Noto, Sicily

Noto, Sicily

Continuing my trip in Calabria and Sicilia… That afternoon we headed to our next city, Noto. Noto Antica lies 5 miles north on Mount Alvera. In the Roman era the city opposed the governor of Sicily, in 866 was conquered … (read more)

Siracusa, Sicilia

Siracusa, Sicilia

Continuing my trip in Calabria and Sicilia… In the evening we headed to Siracusa where were were spending our third night in Sicily (forth on this trip, there was one night in Calabria). Siracusa was founded 2,700 years ago by … (read more)

Gardini di Naxon and Aci Castello, Sicilia

Gardini di Naxon and Aci Castello, Sicilia

Continuing my trip in Calabria and Sicilia… Hotels in Italy have limited check in hours, so in the evening we had to leave lovely Taormina and head to our next city: Giardini di Naxon, the next town over. This was … (read more)