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Alexandra - 3/4 - Sophie’s World Travel Inspiration

About Alexandra

One of the kids in ‘travel with kids’, avid traveller, mystery writer, chocoholic, currently working on a WWII biography.

And the waters ran red with blood…

By Alexandra Redisch at Lago Trasimeno: Last April I found myself in a palazzo in Umbria, listening to enthusiastic Hannibal scholar, professor Giovanni Brizzi. He walks me through the epic battle that played out on the banks of Lake Trasimeno more than two thousand years ago. This is where the Roman army met the fearsome Hannibal of Carthage, in what is probably the most successful ambush in military history.

Torre Argentina: Cats among Roman ruins

By Alexandra Redisch and the stray cats in Rome: If you, like me, have a tendency to wander about new cities with no special purpose or goal, you sometimes end up at the most amazing places. Not having a defined destination is liberating to me. The goal itself is to wander and experience the feeling of being deliciously lost in an unfamiliar place. Brings me more in touch with the soul of the city itself it does.

2015-10-04T23:16:01+01:0023 August 2012|Cats of the world, Italy, Quirky corners|

A taste of Italy: Umbria Agriturismo il Mandoleto

By Alexandra Redisch in Umbria: Hello there, Alex here - again. During my recent visit in gorgeous Umbria, we stopped off for lunch at Agriturismo Il Mandoleto - a farm with apartments and a restaurant near Perugia. It was hands down one of the best meals I've ever had.

2016-05-25T00:53:50+01:003 June 2012|cafes & restaurants, Food and drink, Italy|
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