Pottering in Ponza

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Ponza port follows the curve of the bay, flat topped powder blue, dusty terracotta, rose pink, faded broom yellow stack up the hill that rises steeply from the quayside. The town is divided into two by a thick rock rampart … Continued

Dinner on Ponza

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Very thin slices of raw squid with marinated artichokes; meaty octopus with firm potato and pureed green beans very lightly touched with vinegar; riciolli (amberjack) and zucchini a scapace (fried and dowsed very lightly in vinegar); steamed squid stuffed with … Continued

Lunch on Ponza

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Zuppa di fagioli e cipolla. A fulsome, creamy, mild-mannered soup lit up by small pieces of caramelised onion. Very satisfying, particularly with thin, crisp, slightly burnt pieces of a focaccia called la lingua di suocera (mother-in-law’s tongue). At the Pizzeria … Continued

Breakfast on Ponza

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Posted from Ponza, Lazio, Italy. Sfogliatella called aragosta, a cornucopia filled with creme patissiere and whipped cream – crunchy, squidgy, monstrously indulgent. And an expresso. At the Pasticceria Napoletana

Capering on Capri 2

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The best entertainment by far in Capri is the nightly parade through the Piazzetta. Just take a seat at one of the four bars on the square – Tiberio’s if you’re smart; Gran Caffe if you want the best view … Continued

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