Trento: The Loveliest Italian City You’ve Never Heard Of

The View from Sardagna

Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan… Italy is not short of beautiful cities.  These are all cities you will have heard of before, even if you haven’t visited them personally.  But what about Trento?  Does that sound familiar?  Probably not!  I had never heard of Trento before visiting here as part of the Traverse blogger conference, but […]

The Best Views in Venice Italy

Gondola and San Giorgio Island - The Best Views in Venice

I am a sucker for a good view, and for that, you usually have to go up high.  However, Venice is full of beautiful vistas from the ground up, so you don’t need to get vertigo while enjoying a beautiful view.  Here are my favourite places to visit with the best views in Venice – […]

2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

Il Duomo di Milan Cathedral and Pigeon

It had been a while since I’d been to Italy, maybe 5 or 6 years, but I hadn’t forgotten how I loved everything about it.  The beauty, the people, the sunshine, the food – OMG the food!! – and all the things which made me feel so happy there.  So, when I booked a short […]

A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

Wagner Wombat on the new reception desk

As the #WombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, I have the enviable job of visiting all the wombat’s locations in Europe and writing about the hostels and their respective cities.  wombat’s are already well established, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, and very soon to be in Venice as well!  The brand-new wombat’s VENICE Mestre […]

Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute from the Ponte dell'Accademia - Where to Stay in Venice on a Budget

I recently went to Venice Italy for the first time, and I fell in love.  I admit I had mixed expectations, I wasn’t sure how I would react to the over-tourism, gaudy souvenirs and constant stream of people in gondolas.  However, once I’d spent a couple of days exploring the narrow streets, I realised that […]

Tasting the Best Street Food in Sicily on a Palermo Street Food Tour

The Sfincione Pizza Seller in the Mercato del Capo Palermo

Palermo is famous for its street food.  Cheap and simple, street food in Palermo is a delicious way to try lots of local specialities as you explore the markets.  However, it can be a little intimidating to know what to choose and where to get it from, so I was thrilled when Palermo Street Food […]

Where to Stay in Palermo Sicily: Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms

My Bed in the Mandorla Room at Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms

After a hectic week in Berlin, I needed some downtime in Sicily.  I was exhausted and desperate for a good nights’ sleep, so found a little bed and breakfast to spend a quiet three nights in Palermo Sicily. Kalamonjo Suite&Rooms was perfect for what I needed, so if you are wondering where to stay in […]

Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

I adore Italy. It is hard to resist Italy’s incredible food and wines, the diverse scenery and awesome architecture. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming for visitors, especially for those making their first trip to Italy. Many first-time travelers are left wondering where to go, which foods to try, what are the best […]

Where to Go in Italy in Winter

Where to Go in Italy in Winter - Rome in Winter

A trip to Italy is delightful in summer, when you can make the most of the warm evenings, enjoying dinner and a glass of wine on any restaurant terrace. However, this year I’ll be back in Europe over the winter, and I’m already planning where to go. Italy is always high on my European bucket […]

One Week Italy Itinerary for Rome, Florence and Pisa

Florence Skyline View - One week Italy itinerary for Rome, Florence & Pisa

A couple of years ago, before I set sail for South America, my friend got married in Italy. Being the great friend that I am, I travelled to Italy for the wedding, and I decided to take a holiday to explore more of the country while I was there. I loved Italy, and Italian food, […]