Castel Gandolfo is probably most famous for being the location of the Pope’s summer palace. He may not live there anymore but it still attracts crowds of tourists from afar, as well as plenty of Roman’s looking for a place to escape the city heat. Whether you are coming to look around the palace, or… Continue reading A Bed in Castel Gandolfo – Atlantis Inn B&B Review
You’ve seen pictures of the Amalfi Coast and maybe you have dreamed of taking this classic road trip. You would be forgiven for thinking that it would all cost too much, however, it doesn’t have to be the case. It IS possible to see Amalfi Coast “on the cheap”. Read on to see our top… Continue reading Top Tips for Travelling the Amalfi Coast on a Budget
Sometimes, as a tourist, it is hard to interact with the destinations that you visit in a meaningful way. In Italy, however, you can really go back to Italy’s roots and take some real time to relax at an Agriturismo (a farm stay). From exploring the kitchen gardens, like we did, or rounding up goats… Continue reading A Fabulous Farm Stay at Agriturismo Fattoria Terranova
Sorrento is one of the jewels in Campania’s tourism crown. It is not a cheap destination by any stretch of the imagination, so finding a good value hotel is not easy. Finding a good value hotel with an absolute knock out view? It was a miracle. Was it all about the view? With a name… Continue reading A Bed in Sorrento – Hotel La Vue D’Or Review
Are you a dark tourist? What is dark tourism? Here at Flying Fluskey we most certainly are dark tourists! That is why we are sharing (what we think are) the best dark tourism sights around the world. But first: What is Dark Tourism? Dom Joly, in 2011, published a book called ‘The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing… Continue reading Are You a Dark Tourist? 23 Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.
Have you ever been on a cruise? I am going to be honest, we haven’t. That is, unless you count a two day boat trip around Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and the odd boaty border crossing. It has just never appealed. I can see the joys of travelling the Nile or the Norwegian fjords… Continue reading Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore
To catch up on the story of our visit to Rome, click here . Day two of our three day stop in Italy and we set out for some more Rome-based shenanigans. THE JOURNEY INTO ROME Morning saw us waiting on a sun-drenched platform, waiting for the local train into Rome. The station itself was very unkempt,… Continue reading Rome, Italy Part 2 – Coins, The Colosseum and Cutting Queues.
Getting into Rome Ciampino is Rome’s second airport and it lies 7.5 miles South of the city. To reach the centre, jump aboard the E1 bus which takes you to a train station, from which you can travel into Rome’s main train station. For once, however, we had somebody coming to meet us. Andrew, our… Continue reading Rome, Italy Part 1 – Popes, Paintings and Parents
The best thing about having a birthday on 1st February is the chance to run away and celebrate with a cheap, off-season holiday. Ryanair’s January sale usually throws up some good deals and for my 20th birthday, I snagged a return to Venice for £10. OK, so it was to the small Treviso Airport rather than the… Continue reading Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles
My second trip to Italy, to the town of Viareggio, started less than fortuitously. The Flight We checked in at Stansted airport, which I’d never heard of, onto a Ryanair plane, a small Irish airline that I’d never heard of; so far, so strange. We’d only ever flown out of Gatwick but this time, we were not… Continue reading La Dolce Viareggio