Category : Italy

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Podere Illica, Emilia-Romagna, Alternative Entrance
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 trip to Emilia-Romagna with Gra and Ivan, we decided to use our gift this year. I picked a bunch of places, checked them on Trip …
Castell' Arquato, Italy
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 went back!), we spent the night in a B&B in San Lorenzo, just a few miles away – Bad Idea! I am not going to …
Legnano photo album
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 business or pleasure, it’s worth having a good look around. View Larger Map Legnano played a very important part in history when, in May 1176, …
Food at the Roadhouse Grill
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 to check it out. Pricing and Menu Our visit to Legnano’s Roadhouse came with a warning: it’s expensive. However we checked out their website and …
Fontanellato castle and the market
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 Larger Map Fontanellato can only be reached by car. The town was built up around the 15th century and around the gorgeous moated Fortress of …
Bar 50 Special,
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 destination, the “Bar 50 Special”, also called “La Tortafritteria”.   View Larger Map Frazione Ponte Ghiara, 43036 Fidenza Tel.: (+39) 0524202364 www.trattoriacavallo.it How did we find …
Santa Maria della Steccata, 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 some places they usually don’t go, it’s tradition so we were confident that everything would be open. Gra is my main location scout for when …
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