Famous for its theatrical masks and costumes, the origins of Venice’s Carnevale can be traced back to the 14th century.
A mysterious letter arrived last week, redirected from the Embassy of Italy in Canberra. An elaborate typeface on cream parchment, and with no return address. It is unusual to receive a letter at all these days and I read the contents with increasing puzzlement. Dear Virtual Travellers, Your mission, should you choose to accept it: […]
Heading to Europe? Here’s a handy list of background reading: 300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson “[This] mesmerizing novel transports readers to a sunny Portuguese town with a shadowy past—where two women, decades apart, are drawn into a dark game of truth and lies that still haunts the shifting sea marshes.” [Portugal] The Alchemist […]
We seem to be – unwittingly – following the UNESCO trail. Either that or there’s a glut of World Heritage Sites out there waiting to be stumbled across. Today, Leroy and I are in southern Italy in the region of Puglia. If Italy is boot-shaped, Puglia is the heel. Our sole aim is to relax […]