Five reasons to visit Verona

This post is on the self-indulgent side. For the last few months I’ve been armchair travelling with the best of them, and I’ve planned multiple adventures all across the globe. The place that sparked these mass itineraries? Verona. I first went to Verona several years ago on a day trip from Milan. My bus tookContinue reading “Five reasons to visit Verona”

Five reasons Bari is the perfect Puglia hub

For those readers who don’t know, I spent a year living in Bari when I was a student. Not only does it offer the perfect lifestyle for an out of their depth Brit learning the lingo and the Italian way of life, but it was also a great base to plan another adventure. Cheap flightsContinue reading “Five reasons Bari is the perfect Puglia hub”

How to spend a day in San Marino

Visiting the mountainous micro state of San Marino has been on my travel bucket list of years. As someone who can’t drive, it had been too difficult to get to when I lived in Italy on public transport.  But years later when I started planning my trip to Emilia-Rogmana, I knew this had to beContinue reading “How to spend a day in San Marino”

10 things to do in Lisbon

The yellow trams, domed cathedrals, grand plazas and picturesque hillsides of Lisbon have been attracting tourists to this Portuguese capital for decades. In 2019, I was lucky enough to visit this capital city twice. For both trips, my itinerary was jam-packed full of attractions, food and drink. So here are just a few tried andContinue reading “10 things to do in Lisbon”

Eight hours in Ravenna

A city famous for its intricate mosaics, Ravenna is an absolute must for any traveller exploring Emilia-Romagna.  In a previous post, I explained why Rimini is an ideal travel hub for exploring this northern Italian region. It takes just under an hour to reach the former capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rimini.  BeforeContinue reading “Eight hours in Ravenna”

A little bit of luxury in the heart of a city

Last week, I headed off on my first holiday of the year. We decided to take advantage of some cheap train tickets and headed up to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. As this was my first full week off all year, we opted for a little but of opulence and booked ourselves into a four-star hotelContinue reading “A little bit of luxury in the heart of a city”

An afternoon in Ely

As the world slowly started to bloom, my inner traveller self began to get restless. I wanted to explore somewhere new without jumping on a plane or travelling the lengths and breaths of the country. As I searched the web for ‘attractions near me’ that had feasible public transports, nothing seemed to emerge. Then, onContinue reading “An afternoon in Ely”

Five reasons Rimini is the perfect Emilia-Romagna hub

The Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy stretches from the tips of the Alpine mountains all the way to the micro state of San Marino. Rich in its renaissance architecture, each city has its own splendours that deserve to be discovered. Just over two years ago, I spent six says wandering such sites. In that shortContinue reading “Five reasons Rimini is the perfect Emilia-Romagna hub”

Three off beat tourist attractions in Milan

Milan, Italy’s northern metropolis, is a global powerhouse of fashion, food, desgin, architecture and finance. Every year, millions of tourists flock into the city to climb the winding steps of duomo di Milano, to take in the light pastels of Leonardo da  Vinci’s last supper and dine out in the trendy waterworks of the Navigli.Continue reading “Three off beat tourist attractions in Milan”

My top five brunch spots in London

I love brunch. I love its humble beginnings. Its lazy Sunday mornings filled with buttery scrambled eggs on toast and smeared avocado on rye bread. It is the start of a relaxing day. At home, you’ll find me pouring over the Sunday supplements while sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee. But when I’m outContinue reading “My top five brunch spots in London”