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One day in Otranto and the east coast of Salento

One day in Otranto and the east coast of Salento

With two days to explore Salento, we split our time between the east and west coasts. Day one started in Lecce, driving west to San Cataldo and then south along the coast to Castro, spending the night at a B&B a couple kilometres outside Otranto. We visited the area during the first week of October 2016. The highlights […]

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One day in Lecce

One day in Lecce

We spent a day in Lecce in early October 2016 at the start of a nine day trip in the region. After Lecce, we visited Otranto and the Salento, the Trulli region including Alberobello and Locorotondo, the seaside Polignano a Mare ending in Matera.  Lecce Highlights The highlights of our day exploring Lecce were (in no […]

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Review: B&B Le Comari Salentine (Lecce)

Review: B&B Le Comari Salentine (Lecce)

Review of the B&B Le Comari Salentine We stayed two nights at the B&B Le Comari Salentine, located about 500m from the train station outside the ‘pretty’ part of town. While technically a B&B since breakfast is provided (at a nearby cafe – Rocky Bar), the accommodation is more akin to an apartment with a small kitchenette. […]

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Deane’s arrival day in Rome!

Deane’s arrival day in Rome!

It was an early start in Spoleto to catch my train to Rome (I’d pre-purchased my ticket about 3 months in advance). I still wasn’t feeling very well but thought I’d buy some water and tissues somewhere along the walk, or at the very least, the train station. But being a Sunday morning, not one […]

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A day in Medieval Spoleto

A day in Medieval Spoleto

Spoleto The journey time from Terni train station to Spoleto  is a short 30 minute train ride. From the train station, the walk to the Old Town (centro storico) takes about 10 minutes and is along a straight and flat road. I was staying the night at Hotel Clarici, located just outside the gates to the Old Town. […]

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Review of the La Lingua La Vita Language School in Todi

Review of the La Lingua La Vita Language School in Todi

Prior to selecting a language school in Italy, I spent a lot of time researching various schools throughout the country. While I found that there were a few review sites available, detailed first hand accounts written by past students were either very difficult to find or didn’t seem to exist. To provide future Italian students with an idea of […]

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