The Wonderful Wait: A Train Journey Across Sicily

As someone who tends to gravitate towards European cities for their architecture and history, I rarely find myself truly in the wilderness of a country on this continent. It’s a travel mishap that I’ve recognised and want to address. Although sometimes I do accidentally find myself in the most wonderful of countrysides without even really…

Italy With A Twist In Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, a city on the northern coast of Sicily, has long been home for people from all corners of the Mediterranean. In 2019 it continues to be defined by its cultural diversity, both contemporary and historical. While famous frescoes of bygone eras attract every type of tourist, come evening the streets are awash with Palermitans.…

In Pictures: A Few Of My Favourites From Italy

I hope you’ve enjoyed coming with me through Italy? What struck me most about this country was the compulsion I always felt to visit the big sights. Rome’s Pantheon, Venice’s St Marc’s Square and Florence’s Duomo to name a fantastic few. However, some of my favourite moments were spent experiencing the tiny details – the…

Layered: A Sunset Over Sorrento

Each evening in Sorrento, I’d walk up to the rooftop of my hostel and spend an hour watching the sun disappear over the horizon. Each evening, it was slightly different but always built up of many layers: the array of different clouds suspended in front of the distant sky; the remains of plane trails that…

The End (Or Only The Beginning?) in Catania, Sicily

“There are no endings. If you think so you are deceived as to their nature. They are all beginnings. Here is one.” ~Hilary Mantel. On my final evening in Italy, only the faintest wisps of white cloud danced overhead. Swallows ducked and weaved among the haphazard aerials of Catania’s roofs as I sipped my drink.…