Posts made in July, 2012

The Gulf of Baratti


I have recently been to Baratti, near Piombino. It’s a lovely small town with a lovely gulf. The water is crystal clear, the surrounding natural environment is almost untouched with very few characteristic buildings and just two small beach bars, perfect to cool off mid-day heat spells. Even better is Mauro, the Neapolitan man that delivers fresh coconut, pineapple, ice creams and delicious slush with real lemon juice from Sorrento! Quenching and an effective aperitif before lunch. A few steps from the beach, set on a large grassy field and shaded by wonderful maritime pine trees, I found a well organized street food truck preparing a myriad of delicious panini, serving cold beer and drinks to enjoy under the shade of the pine trees. It seems that this area...

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