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Ancona airport and train and bus information.

14 January 2017. How to get to or from Ancona airport/Aeroporto delle March, using train or bus.

Petrol and diesel price comparison in Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Britain and France

11 April 2016. Updated petrol and diesel prices in Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Britain, Belgium and France.

Italy by car travelling from northern Europe

13 March 2016. Some suggested driving routes from northern Europe to Italy, via the Frejus or Mont Blanc tunnels, or taking the slower and cheaper route via Germany and Austria.

Petrol and diesel prices in Italy, Austria, Germany, France and the UK

3 September 2015. Updated prices valid late August 2015.

Passo Rombo; driving and traversing this Alpine crossing

16 December 2013. Some advice and tips on taking this alpine crossing between Austria and Italy.

Short guide to Merano, Trentino

8 September 2013. Although it is situated in the popular northern Italian area, Merano, nestling amongst the foothills of the Italian Dolomites, is not particularly well known by non-Italians. This three-page illustrated guide gives advice about attractions, driving the high mountain passes, and public transport in the region.

Basilica of San Nicola, Tolentino

2 October 2012. Information about the Basilica of San Nicola, Tolentino, showing a detail of the ornate ceiling, and providing listings of the various exhibitions on offer.

Sagra: A beginner's guide to festivals in Italy

4 Sept 2012. A beginner's guide to summer festivals in Italy, particularly those organized by local communities in the countryside.

Petrol and diesel price comparison in Italy and San Marino

15 April 2012. Updated prices from the UK, Italy and San Marino; there is currently little difference between Italy and San Marino.

Petrol and diesel price comparison in Italy and San Marino

6 September 2011. Updated prices including Luxembourg (cheapest petrol) and Austria (cheapest diesel).

Sarnano to Sassotetto and Maddalena snow bus shuttle

13 March 2011. Details of the winter snow bus shuttle from Sarnano to Sassotetto and Maddalena, along with a rough translation.

Introduction to skiiing in the Italian Appenines, Sarnano, Le Marche

12 March 2011. Skiiing in the Italian Appenines, Sarnano, Le Marche, a blog written for beginners to skiing.

Skiing in La Maddalena, Sibilllini Mountains, Italy

12 March 2011. A beginner's guide to skiing in La Maddalena, Sibilllini Mountains, Italy, providing details of how and where to go, as well as 2011 prices.

Sarnano and skiing, hotels, access and prices

12 March 2011. A brief guide wih information about Sarnano skiing, hotels, access and prices.

Ski lifts at La Maddalena, Sassotetto, Le Marche, Italy

12 March 2011. Picture of the Ski lifts at La Maddalena, Sassotetto, Le Marche, Italy.

Baby tow rope at Santa Maria Maddalena, Sassotetto

12 March 2011. Picture of the Baby tow rope at Santa Maria Maddalena, Sassotetto, showing an instructor guiding a novice up the climb.

Hotel at Sasso Tetto, Sarnano, Le Marche, Italy

12 March 2011. Picture of a Hotel at Sasso Tetto, Sarnano, Le Marche, Italy, illustrating the stunning view of the valley 1000 metres below.

Skiing costs in Sassotetto, Sibillini Mountains, Italy

12 March 2011. Picture of the Skiing costs in Sassotetto, Sibillini Mountains, Italy, showing the relatively inexpensive tarrifs.

Italian sayings/Proverbi di Italia

15 February 2011. Proverbi di Italia; i guai della pignatta li conosce il cucchiaio che ci entra ecc.

Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy

9 November 2010. Alberobello is situated in the Puglia region of Italy, about 14 miles/22 kilometres inland from the Adriatic coast. I am most thankful to SImonMas for this fascinating picture.

Taralli and tarallini

9 November 2010. Taralli is typical of the Puglia region, being a health and tasty food.

Old town Bari, Puglia

9 November 2010. SimonMas's stunning picture is his home city Bari, Puglia, Italy, and features the old town.

Trani, Puglia

9 November 2010. The small Adriatic port of Trani, Puglia, Italy, is almost 27 miles/43 kilometres north-west of Bari, as explored and seen by SimonMas, local musician, composer and academic.

Alberobello, Puglia, Italia

9 November 2010. Alberobello is situated in the Puglia region of Italy, about 14 miles/22 kilometres inland from the Adriatic coast.

Ferragosto 2010

29 July 2010. Ferragusto, the traditional holiday on 15 August, falls on a Sunday in 2010. This note explains the implications for public transport timetables.

Petrol and diesel prices in Italy and San Marino

28 July 2010. Updated prices - it's hardly worth driving to San Marino for a fill, unless you're going anyway.

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