Ortigia

Welcome world walker to the beautiful island of Ortigia. Set in the middle of the Mediterranean and filled with food, fun and history. Here is part one of a list of things to do and see on the island.

Where should I stay in Sicily?

Dear friends, followers, world walkers and family, I’ve been working hard to complete my book, Where should I stay in Sicily? This has taken a fair number of months, which is why my blog has been quiet. I’ve written something more than a travel guide. Your very own travel companion, full of stories, anecdotes, philosophy and…

Smooth sailing makes a poor sailor in Catania

A Broken car, A Broken tooth and still a nice holiday in Catania. Albeit that I’m currently sat in a cafe in Catania with pouring rain and thunderstorm the view and the holiday, optimism still flows forth. Maybe helped by the young Americans excited about travelling for the first time or the young Sicilian couple…

🎭 Plays, Performances and Politics 🎭

If you are looking for some culture and entertainment, you can’t go far wrong with Syracuse’s Greek amphitheatre and her plays. Based on the mainland, it’s set in the old bedrock, carved out by the Greeks who lived here two thousand years ago. The place has been regenerated from farmland into a modern outdoor theatre,…

The Journey Begins in Ortigia, Sicily

Thanks for joining me on this journey to Ortigia, Sicily! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton I had lived in London for a second time, in the east end of London for the first time and have enjoyed a large chunk of my time there. I had reignited…