The Best of Cefalù: A Dispatch from Sicily

I step off the hot, crowded second-class carriage into to the train station, and I make my way down the curving hill to Piazza Garibaldi. There are groups of older gentleman sitting on benches chatting away, laughing and gesticulating wildly. I continue on through the steep, narrow, cobbled alleyways to my apartment, hearing the air punctured by the “ring-ding-ding” noises of the old Vespa engines … Continue reading The Best of Cefalù: A Dispatch from Sicily

Sardinia’s Second City: A Dispatch from Sassari.

I stand in the Piazza d’Italia at the blue hour, my favourite time to explore a city. The sun has set, but it’s not yet dark, the streetlights gradually flicker on, lending everything a beautiful, ethereal look. Following the murmurings of life, I walked along the Via Roma, a long, palm-tree lined boulevard leading to one of the loveliest public squares in Sardinia, and now … Continue reading Sardinia’s Second City: A Dispatch from Sassari.