ITALY

"So there we were, floating to and fro in a world-famous luxury mega sailing yacht, basking in the sweltering sun of the glorious Italian Riviera and completely homeless."  - Chef for Sail

Sailing into San Remo enjoying every minute of my new life at sea

Sailing into San Remo enjoying every minute of my new life at sea

I just love Rome

I just love Rome

Waiting for a berth  somewhere

Waiting for a berth somewhere

Venice

Venice

Rome

Rome

Back to Phocea with provisions

Back to Phocea with provisions

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

Local fishermen in Livorno

Local fishermen in Livorno

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

Rome

Rome

Harrys Bar Venice

Harrys Bar Venice

Sophie and I, Elba

Sophie and I, Elba

The Vatican

The Vatican

A memorable 24 hours in Rome with Jess, Charlie and Katarina

A memorable 24 hours in Rome with Jess, Charlie and Katarina

Jess and I

Jess and I

Marino in Capri

Marino in Capri

Rome

Rome

Ivan

Ivan

Sophie and Julie

Sophie and Julie

Next stop Rome

Next stop Rome

Crew night out in Naples

Crew night out in Naples

Naples

Naples

Abraham in Capri

Abraham in Capri

Ivan in Capri

Ivan in Capri

San Remo

San Remo

Capri, Blue Grotto

Capri, Blue Grotto

Follonica old town close to our berth

Follonica old town close to our berth

San Remo

San Remo

Cruising to Capri

Cruising to Capri

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Sue and I enjoying the last day of the season in Portofino

Sue and I enjoying the last day of the season in Portofino

You wanna buy my roller skates?

You wanna buy my roller skates?

Kevin and I in Sorrento

Kevin and I in Sorrento

NZ friends living in Italy for three years

NZ friends living in Italy for three years

Lunch in Massa Lubrense

Lunch in Massa Lubrense

Shopping for charter guests in Italy was always a treat

Shopping for charter guests in Italy was always a treat

Fine cured meats

Fine cured meats

Porcini heaven

Porcini heaven

San Remo

San Remo

Fungi heaven

Fungi heaven

Porcini for lunch

Porcini for lunch

Naples street markets

Naples street markets

Porcini Risotto

Porcini Risotto

Livorno Market

Livorno Market

Marco my supplier in Livorno

Marco my supplier in Livorno

Say cheese

Say cheese

Lunch in Capri, dessert table

Lunch in Capri, dessert table

Warm Italian hospitality

Warm Italian hospitality

Please dont cook me in a Wok, I am a proud Italian fish

Please dont cook me in a Wok, I am a proud Italian fish

Naples fish market

Naples fish market

My provisions have arrived

My provisions have arrived

Best Pizza ever in Massa Lubrense

Best Pizza ever in Massa Lubrense

Adam and I after a successful lunch

Adam and I after a successful lunch

Porto Scarlino, our base in Tuscany for the season

Porto Scarlino, our base in Tuscany for the season

Delicious

Delicious

Baking French bread in Italy for difficult guests

Baking French bread in Italy for difficult guests

Scarlino old town and fortress was a 10 minute cycle from the marina

Scarlino old town and fortress was a 10 minute cycle from the marina

Phil, Simon and I delighted that guests will soon be arriving

Phil, Simon and I delighted that guests will soon be arriving

Pre dinner cocktails

Pre dinner cocktails

Portovenere

Portovenere

Adam and I

Adam and I

Mar Escalda

Mar Escalda

Luda and I after long lunch service

Luda and I after long lunch service

Mar ready to serve lunch

Mar ready to serve lunch

Mar Escalda dressed to kill

Mar Escalda dressed to kill

Lemon Tree restaurant Capri

Lemon Tree restaurant Capri

Provisioning in Ischia

Provisioning in Ischia

Luda and I in Almalfi

Luda and I in Almalfi

Chianti Country Tuscany

Chianti Country Tuscany

Ischia

Ischia

Florence

Florence

Florence

Florence

Capri

Capri

Glorious Positano

Glorious Positano

Hills above Via Reggio

Hills above Via Reggio

Sardinia

Sardinia

Venice

Venice

Venice

Venice

Porcini hunting November in Tuscany

Porcini hunting November in Tuscany

A couple of much needed cold beers in Ponza

A couple of much needed cold beers in Ponza

Siena

Siena

High school friend Bruce Dann in Florence

High school friend Bruce Dann in Florence

Portovenere

Portovenere

Capri at dusk

Capri at dusk

New job as a bouncer in Livorno

New job as a bouncer in Livorno

Ventimiglia

Ventimiglia

Charlie loves italy

Charlie loves italy

Abetone Ski Resort Tuscany

Abetone Ski Resort Tuscany

Siena

Siena

Wine college in Siena

Wine college in Siena

Portovenere pesto tasting

Portovenere pesto tasting

Marble mountains in Tuscany

Marble mountains in Tuscany

Lucca

Lucca

My lovely suppliers in Naples

My lovely suppliers in Naples

Wine tasting in Tuscany

Wine tasting in Tuscany

Rome

Rome

The best 12 Euros I have ever spent on lunch, in the Tuscan mountains

The best 12 Euros I have ever spent on lunch, in the Tuscan mountains

Florence

Florence

Calcio Fiorentino is a modern form of gladiators

Calcio Fiorentino is a modern form of gladiators

Florence

Florence

Let the games begin

Let the games begin

Calcio fiorentino

Calcio fiorentino

Calcio fiorentino

Calcio fiorentino

Calcio fiorentino

Calcio fiorentino

Naples best butcher

Naples best butcher

Claude and I catering for the Monaco GP in Limone Italy

Claude and I catering for the Monaco GP in Limone Italy

A walk in the Naples hills

A walk in the Naples hills

Naples

Naples

Me, Megs and Sean in Naples

Me, Megs and Sean in Naples

Intoxicating Venice

Intoxicating Venice

Sailing into Venice

Sailing into Venice

Super Yacht regatta in Sardinia

Super Yacht regatta in Sardinia

Regatta underway

Regatta underway

A cold beer after a hot race in Sardinia

A cold beer after a hot race in Sardinia

Racing crew

Racing crew

Scorching hot morning in Naples

Scorching hot morning in Naples

A historic Italian Villa in Tuscany

A historic Italian Villa in Tuscany

Naples is captivating

Naples is captivating

Stromboli

Stromboli

Highest point in Capri

Highest point in Capri

Capri

Capri

Almalfi Coast

Almalfi Coast

Capri

Capri

Capri

Capri

Limone

Limone

Courmayeur under Mount Blanco

Courmayeur under Mount Blanco

Courmayeur

Courmayeur

Apres in Livigno

Apres in Livigno

Cruising Italy

Cruising Italy

Another tough day at sea

Another tough day at sea

Castelo Naples

Castelo Naples

Old Town Naples

Old Town Naples

Friendly baker

Friendly baker

Naples

Naples

Stromboli Sicily

Stromboli Sicily

Peace and sunsets

Peace and sunsets

Naples

Naples

Naples

Naples

Old town Naples

Old town Naples

Naples

Naples

Naples

Naples

Naples from the fortress

Naples from the fortress

Lunch is served in Capri

Lunch is served in Capri

The worlds oldest Pizza

The worlds oldest Pizza

Naples

Naples

Naples

Naples

Super yacht port Naples

Super yacht port Naples

Castello Naples

Castello Naples

Famous Gelato

Famous Gelato

Once a famous hotel

Once a famous hotel

Capri

Capri

Capri

Capri

Running around Naples

Running around Naples

Castello Naples

Castello Naples

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius

Sorrento

Sorrento

Scenic Sorrento dining

Scenic Sorrento dining

After charter smile

After charter smile

Two star restaurant in Sorrento

Two star restaurant in Sorrento

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

My name is Gladiator

My name is Gladiator

Capri

Capri

Old town Capri

Old town Capri

Blue Grotto Restaurant Capri

Blue Grotto Restaurant Capri

Blue Grotto Capri

Blue Grotto Capri

Capri chairlift

Capri chairlift

Almalfi town

Almalfi town

Crew drinks at Castellammare di Stabia

Crew drinks at Castellammare di Stabia

Prep for Asian lunch

Prep for Asian lunch

Castellammare di Stabia

Castellammare di Stabia

Unforgettable lunch in Positano

Unforgettable lunch in Positano

Magical Positano

Magical Positano

View from The Path of the Gods

View from The Path of the Gods

Captivating Capri

Captivating Capri

Almalfi Coast picking up provisions

Almalfi Coast picking up provisions

Capri

Capri

No tourists today

No tourists today

Half way through running the Path of the Gods Almalfi

Half way through running the Path of the Gods Almalfi

A perfect lemon souffle

A perfect lemon souffle

Livorno

Livorno

Capri

Capri

Suzy in Capri

Suzy in Capri

A downpour in Portofino

A downpour in Portofino

Portofino

Portofino

Monet was right; Venice is too beautiful to paint

Monet was right; Venice is too beautiful to paint

Venice port side

Venice port side

Sean and Suzy in Venice

Sean and Suzy in Venice

Portofino

Portofino

Venice

Venice

Venice starboard

Venice starboard

Suzy excited to be in Venice

Suzy excited to be in Venice

Wine college Siena

Wine college Siena

Shopping in Tuscany

Shopping in Tuscany

The Real Teatro di San Carlo; Opera House, opening in 1737

The Real Teatro di San Carlo; Opera House, opening in 1737

Tuscany wine country

Tuscany wine country

Pompeii

Pompeii

Portovenre

Portovenre

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

The most ancient Opera House in the world

The most ancient Opera House in the world

Napolese lunch at the market with the locals

Napolese lunch at the market with the locals

The Blue Grotto - Capri

The Blue Grotto - Capri

Portofino

Portofino

Castle Amalfi Coast

Castle Amalfi Coast

 

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