The Bayreuth Festival of Wagner operas is one of the most prestigious and exclusive classical music events in the world. Until this month I was largely a Wagner virgin. Apart from - like many people - being able to hum some bars of the Ride of the Valkyries, and having hazy anecdotal knowledge about some extremely unpleasant historical … Continue reading Travel in Pictures: Surviving the Bayreuth Festival of Wagner Operas 2018
This article is all about the flying 48-hour visit I made last week to Trapani, north west Sicily, to attend the award ceremony for the Instagram photography competition for which I was one of the winners there last month. Trapani's less on the tourist trail than some Sicilian cities. And that's just one of the reasons why Trapani's totally worth a visit of at least a few days if you're planning a trip to Sicily.