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”

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”

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”

A few thoughts on ~ Pompeii

Ciao Ragazzi! Pompeii. Every time I hear that word, I think of a line from the BBC television series Doctor Who ‘We’re in Pompeii and it’s volcano day.’ Honestly, I hear David Tennant’s voice and everything too. But, anyway back to the place itself. Before our first trip to Amalfi  we were warned about the littleContinue reading “A few thoughts on ~ Pompeii”