Category Archives: Italy

Podere Illica, Emilia-Romagna, Alternative Entrance

The Good, the Bad and the Very Bad

For our first wedding anniversary, we received a free stay for one night in a hotel/ B&B of our choice in Italy that we never used; so, while planning our…

Castell' Arquato, Italy

A Visit to Castell’ Arquato

During our stay in Emilia-Romagna, we planned a visit to Castell’Arquato, which seems to be a favourite among travellers and bloggers. After a nice dinner at the 50 Special (yes, we…

Legnano photo album

Legnano: history, folklore and culture

Last stop before driving back to England is Legnano. Legnano is a beautiful city north-west of Milan, with shops and art and even a castle, so whether you’re there for…

Food at the Roadhouse Grill

The Roadhouse – another Burger-o-meter ™ adventure

While we were in Italy we stumbled across many times a grill place called “The Roadhouse steakhouse”; it looked very intriguing from the outside so we finally found the time…

Fontanellato castle and the market

Visiting Fontanellato ‘s Castle

Fontanellato, with its castle, churches and markets are only a few miles away from Fidenza. We arrived after a few miles’ drive in the beautiful and peaceful Emilian countryside. View…

Bar 50 Special,

Eating off the beaten path in Emilia-Romagna

Surrounded by green, gently rolling countryside, the Town of Fidenza; off the beaten path, just a few miles from Fidenza, the tiny little village of Ponte Ghiara and our final…

Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma

We’re driving to Emilia Romagna: Parma

Easter Monday: we planned to visit a couple of places in Emilia Romagna. On Easter Monday all Italians tend to travel by bike, car and whatnot with family and friends to…

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