Pizza Ad Hoc, Turin

Pizza Ad Hoc, Turin

 After filling up on pizza during our stay in Florence we took a break from wood fired pies in Genoa, mainly gorging on pasta....
1610 Bagel, Turin

1610 Bagel, Turin

Let me start this review by stating that I wasn’t in the best of moods when we walked through the door at 1610 Bagel....
Arancia di Mezzanotte, Turin

Arancia di Mezzanotte, Turin

When researching the famous Italian ‘aperitivo’ hour two cities always crop up as claiming to have invented it - Milan and Turin. As we...
Mercato Orientale, Genoa

Mercato Orientale, Genoa

The Mercato Orientale or Oriental Market to you and I is Genoa’s premier fresh food market located right in the heart of the city....
E Prie Rosse, Genoa

E Prie Rosse, Genoa

  Genoa’s old centre is filled with a maze of streets with a different surprise seemingly up each one. We had gone in search of...
Hotel Grand Savoia, Genoa

Hotel Grand Savoia, Genoa

Hotels in Genoa are few and far between, quite surprising really given that it’s a port city in the middle of some of Italy’s...
Pan Per Focaccia, Genoa

Pan Per Focaccia, Genoa

Take away pesto, seafood and Colombus just what is Genoa’s other claim to fame? Focaccia of course. Stroll along down the Via San Lorenzo...
giotto's bell tower florence

Giotto’s Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto), Florence

Standing tall alongside the famous Duomo Dome and Cathedral is Giotto’s bell tower. A masterpiece by the renaissance artist Giotto di Bondone who began...
Boboli Gardens Florence

Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Pitti

We were supposed to visit Boboli Gardens, just behind the Pitti Palace, back in 2015 but sadly before our visit to Florence large-scale flooding...
Duomo, Florence

Duomo Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo

After a momentary pause to catch our breath after climbing the Duomo Dome we stood in line for the Cathedral - and this was...
Caffe Neri, Florence

Caffe Neri

Caffe Neri Via de' Guicciardini, 3/5 We were craving cake after our stroll around the wonderful Boboli Gardens. As luck would have it just before you...
Panino Marino, Genoa

Panino Marino

Panino Marino Piazza Caricamento, 65R Genoa’s port is arguably its most famous attraction. Rows of expensive yachts and cruise ship’s stretch out towards the sea with...