My passion for Italian wines grew seventeen years ago with the purchase of a Ducati 900ss in 1994 and the subsequent journey’s south to its homeland to see what it made of the Italian hill roads. This journey took me to Barolo and Barbaresco before heading south to Chianti and Brunello de Montalcino. On one road heading up to Volterra with my twin Di on the back, he remarked it was like a real life “ Pac-Man” computer game as I gobbled up the cars on the rattle snake curved road up to this gorgeous little town, famous for its coloured stone.

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Velenosi, Ascoli Piceno


Bosco Falconeria, Partinico

P1020866Mount Etna smoking away in June

P1020874A bowl of homemade spaghetti served with winemakers below Etna

P1020827Vines at Bosco Falconeria, high up in the hills south of Palermo

P1010403The cliffs of the adriatic near Ancona near D’Alba, Marche

P1020846Pink blossom, Bosco Falconeria