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We had a beautiful time by the coast (particularly in Tellaro) but it was time to head in land. Our first stop was Mantua and we picked it simply because it was no more than 3 hours drive away and …

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After visiting family in Sydney for a week, I flew back to Rome to meet Dan and prepare for my sister Camilla’s arrival later that evening. Dan picked me up from the airport and we drove straight to a campground …

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Last I left you on the blog we were in Bova, near Reggio Calabria, with my relatives. Unfortunately that was our last night with my relatives as the next day Dan and I left to drive closer to Rome so …

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On our final night in Saline we were taken to Bova, a town nestled at the top of a mountain in Calabria. Here they were celebrating Paleariza festival. In ancient times in Calabria, there were a few towns that were …

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One night during our stay in Saline we were taken to the town of Bianco to see a special performance. As we drove from Saline, we passed through Brancaleone which looked like a fantastic town. It was a very small …

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On our last night in Reggio we caught up with my grandma’s sister and relatives and we were then taken for a drive around Reggio and beyond. For dinner we drove to the incomparable Scilla. This town is truly spectacular …

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As I mentioned, we drove straight to Reggio to spend more time with my relatives before I flew back to Sydney. We ended up spending a week in Reggio and a week in Saline with family and it was the …

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So after deciding I would fly back to Sydney for a week, we needed to push our plans forward a little bit so we decided to drive straight to Reggio to visit my relatives and spend a longer period of …

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So I’m back in Sydney… Firstly allow me to explain something about the blog. Normally after we’ve visited a town I write about it within a day or two and then schedule the post for about a week later. That …

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