Rome: An Afternoon of Market Tasting, Cheese Sampling, and Pizza Making

My walking tour of Testaccio was not my only food-related activity in Rome. Wanting to try something a bit more hands-on, I thought Walks of Italy seemed to fit the bill: a food tour with market tastings and pizza-making. While the pizza-making turned out not to be too in-depth, the day was still fun and the food we … More Rome: An Afternoon of Market Tasting, Cheese Sampling, and Pizza Making

Sorrento: Ten Reasons Why My Homebase Became a Highlight

In truth, I opted to spend five nights in Sorrento out of convenience: it’s a handy springboard from which to visit the Amalfi Coast’s many attractions, with Positano, Pompeii, and Capri all easy day trips from town (likewise for Naples, a chaotic city I did not quite have the time – or, if we’re being honest, the … More Sorrento: Ten Reasons Why My Homebase Became a Highlight

Capri: Of Disappointments and Dashed Plans

“Blue Grotto?” I asked tentatively, well aware how choppy the seas had been on my ferry ride from Sorrento to Capri. “No, no!” the Italian man replied, confirming my worst fears. “No boats today! Too windy!” I wanted to scream in frustration. I had committed the cardinal travel sin: lack of advance planning (and, even … More Capri: Of Disappointments and Dashed Plans