Category Archives: Italy

Ferrara – Italy’s Often Overlooked Gem

Ferrara Italy

If you’ve ever taken a trip to Italy, you’ve probably experienced the labyrinthine magic of Venice, the historical mystique of Rome, the sheer beauty of the lakes or maybe just the amazing shopping in Milan. The country is stunning, filled with sights and experiences sure to bring out the romantic in all of us. But […]

Walking in Dad’s Footsteps – The Amalfi Coast

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There’s no doubt that I inherited my love of travel from my parents; from a young age they took me travelling and opened my eyes to the world around us. Sadly my dad passed away a little over a year ago but as we knew he was sick, we were able to spend a substantial […]

Your Guide to Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre; hard to say and even harder to forget (which is saying a lot as I’m still not really sure how to pronounce it properly!) Having seen countless photographs online, I couldn’t help but wonder if it could possibly live up to the high expectations I’d set but it did that and more. Cinque […]

Captivating Capri

Just off the coast of Western Italy, lays the island of Capri. This small island plays host to the rich and famous alongside your average holiday maker looking to enjoy the Italian sun. Capri Highlights This beautiful island has a number of attractions, all based around its beautiful scenery. Sharing the same coastline as the […]

48 Hours in Florence, Italy

In the lead-up to our big summer Europe trip I’d done lots of research regarding how we might spend our time in certain areas but didn’t make it to planning our visit to Florence (outside of accommodation and transport in/out) – we ran out of time to do so and because of this, the city was to […]

A Foodie’s Paradise: Eating Italy – Rome (+ Your Discount Code!)

There are few countries as synonymous for their food as Italy; even before setting foot here, we were aware of how Italians cherish their food and the traditions that come with it.  It seemed inevitable then, that part of our time in Italy’s capital city, Rome, would be spent checking out some of their local dishes […]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower Pisa

A couple of days ago we travelled from Florence through to Sarzana (which is just out of Cinque Terre), passing directly through Pisa in the process.  Both Nathan and I remember being intrigued by the Leaning Tower of Pisa as youngsters but as adults we’d been told by a number of people that the tower and […]

Venice – The City of Bridges

Venice Exploring Kiwis

Venice is one of those places that you feel like you’ve seen even if you’ve never been.  Iconic images of canals and gondolas aren’t hard to conjure up, but having now visited, it’s pretty clear to me that there’s really nothing seeing it for yourself. The cities’ 100+ islands are connected to the mainland by […]

Murano and Burano – Venice’s Neighbouring Islands

Not far from Venice, amongst the most romantic of cities, lies a number of smaller but equally memorable towns.  If you’re got a little spare time up your sleeve, why not make a day of it and head over to Burano and Burano from Venice… Murano Murano feels like a glimpse into the Venice of […]