Nun, Wife, Servant, Courtisan. In light of the recent International Women’s day on the 8th of March I thought I would write about women in Italy. A little fact sharing: -post WWII Italian women finally got the right to vote, (over 50 years after NZ), and two years later in 1948 Italian women were granted equality.… Read More Monaca, Moglie, Serva, Cortigiana
How does a middle aged woman prepare to walk 112kms (70miles) over 9 days in Spain… …leaving for Europe in only 6 weeks? That is 12.5km average per day or 7.5 miles. Some days 10km, other days 18km. So this is what I have going on 6 weeks till departure: -purchased beautiful new walking shoes for… Read More 6 weeks out: blisters & bingeing.
A beautiful Italian word rinascita is translated to mean: rebirth, revival, or spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life. In French it is translated as renaissance. There are restaurants and wines named for this word. Even a women’s group in Torino have the name. After release from jail, they can set off… Read More Rinascita
After a nearly 3 year passionate and intense love affair with Italy, (which continues to this day), I am being disloyal and this year heading for her big sister, Spain! I have spent the last 2 years or so learning about the walk to Santiago de Compostela, (Camino de Santiago), in Galicia, the north west of Spain.… Read More Unfaithful
Milan has a grand fascist style train station, a great metro with 4 lines , very cool and interestingly decorated trams and is super easy to navigate. The food options are diverse, I had a Pad Thai at the station, a spud & egg meal in the Galleria by the Duomo and of course, gelato,… Read More Eating Thai in Milano
Originally posted on Heart in Abruzzo:
There’s a striking railway journey that connects the Abruzzo province with neighbouring Molise. This journey is named the TranSiberiana d’Italia due to the evocative and remote scenery of the trip which crosses the Appenines, covered in snow much of the year. Historic towns, railway stations, mountains, valleys and plains of wild beauty are traversed…
What do cocktails in Japan, cheeseboards in San Francisco, women in incarceration and banning cars in Florence have in common? Bees. (I attended the Slow Food conference (Terra Madre Salone del Gusto) in Turin, Italy from the 22nd till the 26th of September 2016. Over January I am going to post something each week that was key… Read More Urban Beekeeping Italian Style