Day 4,5 and 6- Italy 

after bidding adieu to Portofino, our next stop was Porto Ercole. A Tuscan Island where locals go on holiday.  Before heading there we decided to do a slight detour to “The Mall”. A big designer outlet shopping center in Rappello , Tuscany.  We then headed to Porto Ercole. We stayed at the Argenterio Golf andContinue reading “Day 4,5 and 6- Italy “

Day 1 – Portofino, Italy 

DH and I arrived in Rome and headed to pick up our rental car. ( better signage would have helped at the airport ). After an hours wait we got our cute Audi and we were off on the long drive to Portofino. (4 hrs ).     The long windy roads from Rapello to SantaContinue reading “Day 1 – Portofino, Italy “

I ain’t a chef – but you can train with one!

I received a cook book signed by Nancy Silverton as a present. I decided to try the ‘linguine with clams, pancetta and spicy Fresno chilis’. Now, the results were quite average. I discovered – I don’t care for clams. I prefer mussels. – it called for too many onions. So, I rather take a liveContinue reading “I ain’t a chef – but you can train with one!”

Day 1- Made it to Catania , heading to Taromina

Had a comfortable flight from JFK -Fco on Delta. With priority check in , boarding and lounge access it was quite wonderful. The seats were a 2-2-2 set up. It was quite nice and spacious , service was good , food as you would expect on planes , entertainment choices very disappointing. I watched ‘RumContinue reading “Day 1- Made it to Catania , heading to Taromina”