Italy – Rome’s charming drinking fountains

Wherever you walk throughout Rome, you will surely find one of Rome’s 2,500 charming drinking fountains scattered everywhere. Although dubious at first as to whether it is safe to drink, we never looked back once we checked with the locals. It looks like water has never been a problem here since 1 AD when the…

Italy – Boating in Capri

Getting off the ferry at Capri, we were disappointed to learn that the blue grotto was closed. The seas were not calm enough and despite waiting a bit to see if the conditions changed, it was not to be.  As we were heading off, we saw along the pier that there were boats for hire.…

Italy – Platform beaches

After Positano’s pebble beach, we decided to scout out the “beach” in Sorrento. Our hotel was by the sea and boasts of swimming facilities. But you will have noticed that there is no beach at all. Hotels have these platforms extending out from the bottom of the cliffs into the sea. We actually had to…

Italy – Positano

“It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone” – John Steibeck At the start of this blog, I wrote briefly about the photo of St Peters Cathedral in Rome on our first trip to Italy. There were many other sights on that…