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”

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”

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”