Venice Gondola Ride
Tips for Visiting Venice

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...

Top 5 Attractions in Florence

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...

5 of Italy’s Best Lakes

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...

5 Foods to Try in Rome

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...

Rome from St Peter's Basilica
Top 10 Things to do in Rome

Rome needs no introduction. Not only is it the capital of Italy, it is also the seat of the Papacy and its history spans over two and a half thousand years. There is so much history to see here, that you could could rent an...

24 Hours in Milan

I recently visited Milan on a 24-hour stopover. I left the Greek Islands on a cheap Easyjet flight from Santorini to Milan Malpensa, then I was due to catch a flight from Milan to Barcelona the following day. I only chose to stay for 24...

Hostel Review: Hotel Panizza, Milan

Finding a hostel in Italy can prove to be quite difficult; mainly because accommodation is usually budget hotels as opposed to backpacker hostels with dorm rooms. This can be OK if you are travelling in a pair and want to book a private room together...

The Backstreet Canals of Venice

As many people will tell you, Venice is all about getting lost and seeing the backstreets and narrow canals. Whilst the sights of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica are incredible, it's the quiet little canals away from Piazza San Marco that will have...

Two Days in Venice: Things to See and Do

Venice is like no other city on Earth. On the busy Grand Canal gondolas share the waters with the vaporretto and other vessels, whilst the occasional gondolier can be heard singing O Sole Mio or playing the accordion. Walk to the bustling Piazza San Marco...