‘New ways to fall in love with Rome’ - that’s the title of an article in the latest issue of Lonely Planet Traveller – and that is exactly what journalist Oli Smith and I did on our recent assignment in the beautiful, eternal city. We ventured to the Pope’s private gardens at Castel Gandolfo, cycled along the very bumpy Appian Way, mixed with some serious… Continue reading.
Napoli – Full of life, colour, chaos and of course … great street food! Together with journalist Isobel Lee, we sampled some of the best street food on offer and met the passionate Neapolitans creating their traditional street snacks. My favourite - Taralli; a savoury biscuit made with lard, black pepper and toasted almonds – delicious! Here is a snippet from the story or read the… Continue reading.
To behold the architectural marvel of Rome’s magnificent Pantheon, is truly something, but to experience this with a million rose petals cascading down from the centre oculus ….. well words simply can not describe! This spectacular ceremony of showering rose petals is held on Pentecost Sunday and symbolises the descending Holy Spirit. After the hour long mass, the first few… Continue reading.
I’ve always wanted to participate in an Italian Infiorata (flower festival) and this past weekend I was lucky enough to experience this spectacular visual treat. Lubriano, a small medieval village north of Rome, celebrates the Festa della Modonna del Poggio, every spring with the laying of millions of flower petals, followed by a religious procession. The community; young and old, join… Continue reading.