Maranello to Milano

Maranello to Milano

After my day in Perugia I continued north, to Maranello, famous as the home of Ferrari. Giulia was humming along the Autostrada very happily for the short commute. I found my Air BnB in the hills of Serramazzoni, not far from Maranello. The next morning I headed out to see the museums of Ferrari and […]

One Day in Perugia

One Day in Perugia

Soriano was a great rest stop in Italy, but I was determined to continue northwards, and my next stop was the walled city of Perugia, in Central Italy. I hadn’t read much about Perugia, but I was excited to explore a new town. On the road I found a little roadside garage where the sweetest […]

A Little Town Called Soriano.

A Little Town Called Soriano.

After a few days in Rome I was looking for somewhere to enjoy a little R&R, and I left the city in the early evening, heading into the hills of Central Italy. About 40 minutes outside Rome, along narrow roads winding into wooded hills is the town of Soriano Nel Camino, in the province of […]

A Walk Around Rome

A Walk Around Rome

I arrived in Rome in the late afternoon to the notorious Roman rush hour, which after my training on the streets of Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa was no problem. It was bizarre to drive around the landmarks and monuments with which one becomes so familiar through films and photographs. I drove around the […]

The Road To Rome

The Road To Rome

After a night on a ferry from Greece to Italy I finally touched down on Italian soil, Giulia was home after 51 years. I arrived in the south-eastern town of Bari. I did my usual bits of preparation for arriving in a new country. I had a cup of coffee and organised an Italian sim […]