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Book Reflections – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 

When packing to move to Norway I allowed myself to bring only the novels and travel books that I haven’t read and couldn’t easily borrow. The Rosie Project by Graeme … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hiking on Lipari island – Canneto to the southern cape, Quattrocchi, Pianoconte and back

For our family summer holiday this year we spent 10 days in Sicily and 2 weeks on Lipari island. It was the best holiday I’ve ever had. We stayed in … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lipari Cathedral, Norman Cloister 

Lipari village on Lipari island has an eye-catching fortification on the coast. This was once the site of the Ancient Greek acropolis. The inhabitants of Lipari were converted to Christianity … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lovely Lipari 

Lipari island has thermal baths that use water heated by the extinct volcano. The baths were used until the mid 1900s. I spoke to one local woman in her 60s … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Street art in Catania, Sicily 

  We spent one week wandering around Catania on foot. We saw a diverse array of street and public art. I’ve included here photos of some of my favourites and … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sleepy Lipari 

Here is a collection of photographs from Lipari village on Lipari island that I took in early July. It’s surprisingly touristic in the village centre but there’s still plenty of … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Milazzo the surprising gem

One our way from Catania to Lipari island we stayed one night in Milazzo. We caught the Sais bus from Catania bus station to Messina. It took 20 minutes longer … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hiking on Lipari island – Acquacalda to Chiesa Vecchia, Quattropani and back to Canneto 

After morning coffee we headed up the trail to Chiesa Vecchia. It was a narrow and slightly overgrown trail but well worn and has obviously been used a lot over … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hiking on Lipari island – Canneto to Acquacalda

Two weeks in Canneto, Lipari island may just be the perfect holiday. From Milazzo we caught the hydrofoil to Lipari village on Lipari island, to spend 2 weeks in Canneto … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Touristic Catania part 3

Catania had a large Benedictine monastery of San Nicoló l’Arena dating from the 16th century it was one of the largest monasteries in Europe and it is a UNESCO World … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment