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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 16th 2021

Villa Ragusa Ibla in Giardino Ibleo was built in 1858 for some members of local nobility. Lots of people volunteered to work on the project without being paid. The villa can be seen in 'Luna di Carta' and 'Un diario del 43' REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more
Giardino Ibleo
Giardino Ibleo
Views of the valley and train tracks below from Giardino Ibleo

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 15th 2021

This is Montalbano's house, which is located at Punta Secca, a place not far from the Marina of Ragusa. Most of the episodes feature this house and especially the balcony. It was a real hot spot for Italian tourists. ... read more
Close up of the balcony where Montalbano usually eats his meals
Not a good photo but it proves that I was there
Not a good photo but it proves the wind was strong, the sea was rough and that I endured both

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 14th 2021

La Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Scale and Corso Mazzini can be seen in 'Gatto e cardellino', 'Gli arancini di Montalbano', 'La luna di carta', 'Le ali della stinge', 'Il campo del vasaio' and 'La voce del violino' REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more
Photo taken from Santa Maria church on my 5am walk
Views of the town from the church. Taken before sunrise.
The same views as the other photos but taken during the day

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Livorno July 12th 2021

This was also my first time spent on a cruise ship and my first time spent over night on a ship. It was my first time cruising around the Tyrrhenian sea. The first boat was called Ausonia (Palermo to Livorno) and the second was Smeralda (Livorno to Palermo) ... read more
The crossing

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa July 9th 2021

These are all things I call home. I have to call somewhere home now that I've fully accepted that I no longer have contact with my family. Ristorante Galileo with its 5 courses of food included in the day menu represents my Grandma as I used to enjoy her food. The rock I found replaces my friends Kat and Jess back in Leeds until I can get back there to visit them, as they've been in my life for almost all of my existence. Giardino Scotto with its lush green lawns represents my mum's garden whilst I can no longer enjoy the garden in the family home. It helps me to come to terms with the future when I think like this. I have to love these places as it gives me security. These natural places ... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany July 9th 2021

I also ate a Lampredotto burger and drank red wine at Mercato Centrale in Florence. Lampredotto is made from the fourth and final stomach of a cow, the abomasum. ... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Empoli July 9th 2021

On Monday I went round to my ex-colleague Jackie's house in Empoli and had two cups of instant coffee which I've not tasted in months now. They were the best! We caught up on everything since we met in September by chance at the Bagni degli Americani beach in Pisa last year. ... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa July 9th 2021

I stayed in a new place called the Train station hostel, which was so pleasant to stay in and conveniently located that I extended my trip in Pisa. I met my ex flatmate who I had lived with in Il Merlo from February to May. His name is Francesco, and it's the first time we've met outside of our accomodation before, mainly because we were not allowed to during the restrictions and everything was closed. We met up at a Pizza place. It was his suggestion, and a great choice. Then we had ice cream in another place and I had a coffee. I cycled from Pisa centre out to the coast at Tirrenia, which is a flat path passing through beautiful fields, allotments, and farmland. I cycle through it every season of the year and ... read more

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Palermo July 9th 2021

This is also known as a silk floss tree and is originally from South America. In May, the large fruits open and release a soft fluff, containing the seeds, once used for stuffing pillows or mattresses. These trees are able to withstand long periods of drought, remaining without leaves, thanks to their green and photosynthetic branches and to the trunk that transforms into a water reserve to the point of assuming a singular flask shape, to which we owe the local name of borracho pole - drunken tree. This tree is one of the major examples of plant diffusion by the Botanical Garden of Palermo. TERMINOLOGY â– photosynthetic - the use of sunlight to make nutrients from carbon dioxide and water REFERENCES APP: The Botanical Garden of Palermo ... read more
False Kapok : leaves on the floor
The leaves look like snowflakes

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