A dream of ice cream

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The Gelateria Lapinelli is a gem sparkling in the Eolian Islands. Not since the rose petal and the rice and cinnamon ice cream at the legendary Gelateria Pica in Rome (legendary not least for Signora Pica’s refusal to smile at … Continued

Naples ’15

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Posted from Naples, Campania, Italy. I rose at 6am to catch the ferry from Ventotene to Formia. I rode south from Formia to catch my next ferry to Stomboli, one of the Eolian Islands, from Naples. Naples! The very name … Continued

Last supper on Ventotene

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Zuppa di pesce – scorpion fish, prawns, mussels, clams, squid, grilled stale bread, fish and shellfish juices, tomato, parsley and lots of olive oil. Classic, simple, slurpy, brilliant, filling. Ristorante d’Afrodite, Ventotene

Views of Ventotene

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Posted from Lazio, Italy. Ventotene makes Ponza feel like a bustling metropolis. This is the island where nothing changes. Well, not very much, anyway. It has the distinct feeing of Italy of 40 0r 50 years ago, the Italy of … Continued