I have to say I wasn’t keen on Rome the first time I went there. I felt it was dirty and rather unattractive compared to Venice or Florence. But last summer I went back and I have to say it really grew on me! After exploring the Doge’s Palace in Venice and admiring the Ponte [...]
Before I visited Venice I had no idea that the whole city is actually an archipelago of 118 small islands separated by canals and waterways. Obviously Venice itself is the most popular tourist destination to visit on the Venetian lagoon- it was once of the most powerful capitals in Medieval Europe and today it is [...]
Venice is one of the most romantic places I have ever been in the world. It might be considered bit cliché, but there’s a reason it is so popular with tourists, couples and honeymooners. Take a gondola ride along the picturesque canals, pose for a photo on one of the many bridges, sit outside a [...]
The Doges Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica are two of the most famous attractions in Venice and a must-see on your visit to the city. The Doges Palace was the home of the Doge, as well as Venice’s government, courts and prisons for seven hundred years. Saint Mark’s Basilica was originally the chapel of the [...]
I don’t usually have much of a sweet tooth, but when in Italy I just can’t resist their gelato. I ate like a queen on my recent jaunt in Italy. I ate pasta, I ate pizza, I ate Florentine steak, I ate more pasta…and I tried lots of really good gelato. Everywhere you go you [...]
Venice, I’ve decided, is my favourite city in Italy (from the cities I’ve seen so far!) It’s just so different. It’s a magical, watery world where roads are replaced with canals and cars are replaced by boats. Where else in the world can you see something like Venice?! I love getting lost in the quiet [...]
Florence is a very pretty Italian city, and its certainly full of attractions. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, Florence or Firenze has lots of beautiful Renaissance architecture, monuments, statues, art galleries and museums. Whilst it’s not my favourite city in Italy (that title has to go to Venice) it is most certainly [...]
In addition to famous cities, outstanding architecture and incredible food, Italy also has some beautiful, romantic lakes. Many first-time tourists stick to the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice, but if you’re looking to see another side of Italy, head to the banks of Italy’s very own Lake District. There are a series of Italian [...]
The Italian capital of Rome is not only known for boasting some of the most famous historical sights in the world, it’s also the home of some great food. In addition to the classic Italian foods, Rome has some unique dishes specific to the city. Typical Roman food is simple and basic, yet rich in [...]
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I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.