Tag: Italy

  • “Going To See The David.”

    There is a lot of hype around Florence and its cultural treasures. Rightfully so, as the city was the home of the Renaissance and of all its creative minds and they have left a living treasure behind. For this reason, every morning is a cultural rush around the streets of Florence and an attempt to…

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  • Simbiosi, Partnering With Food.

    There is another restaurant in Florence that stole my heart, took my time and some of my lunch and dinner money. Simbiosi was a couple of streets down from my hotel and greatly accessible whenever I needed a bite at lunch or dinnertime. The most memorable plates I have had there were of course plates…

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  • Gelato, Gelato, Gelato.

    I am certain mankind has invented gelato to cope with summer and with heat. Nowhere is this more apparent than Italy, where gelato is not just the ingredient that cools you down and prevents you from a heat stroke; it is also a way of life. Lunch at La Menagere done half an hour ago;…

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  • La Menagere, Firenze.

    I have already written about La Menagere in the post that now lives on Vocal Media. It is nevertheless a sort of a timeless place, one that perhaps is at its best during the summer. It feels like it is during the summer that the doors of this restaurant remain fully open throughout the day.…

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  • Vocal Media.

    I have found Vocal Media, a publishing platform where you can post your stories for the wider world to read. I feel the benefit is that the platform already has traction, bespoke communities with bespoke interests and followers. I have decided to post there every now and then as a way of channelling the energy…

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  • Once upon a very hot Neapolitan day.

    Once upon a very hot Neapolitan day.

    Boy, is Naples hot. In the south of Italy, it boasts summers that are properly hot. The pavement is melting -; you are driving down the street and your car or scooter wheels are gently sinking in the tarmac -; you hydrate and twenty minutes later you have sweated all your hydration -; you are…

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  • Benvenutti a #Napoli.

    Benvenutti a #Napoli.

    Naples resembles the glory of Rome, but its buildings look like they could do with some up-keeping; the Mediterranean vegetation likens it to Barcelona; the heat, the humidity and the nearby sea to the Greek islands. To me, Naples is like a hot summer’s day in a market back home, when the heat scorches you…

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  • Vesuvius, the day I climbed a volcano.

    “…Non v’e sguardo umano, in questa regione, che la sera si chiuda senza aver guardato la cima della montagna.” I understand the need to look in the direction of the volcano if you live in the region of Mt. Vesuvius. Your home and your life are at the feet of a force that has struck…

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