How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

Bologna Italy at Sunset - Exploring Bologna in One Day

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, and a fabulous city to explore.  Also known as the Capital of Italian Food, Bologna and the whole of the Emilia Romagna Region is renowned for excellent produce and cuisine, unique to this part of the world.  If you only have one day […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

The Pyramids of Segonzano in Trentino stone formations with a beautiful alpine view in the background - Reasons to Visit Trentino

Do you remember that beautiful Italian city I was talking about a couple of months ago; Trento?  I said it was the loveliest city in Italy that you’d probably never heard of.  Well, now I want to talk about the whole region of Trentino, which you might not have heard of either!  While I was […]

What to Buy in Venice: Authentic Venice Souvenirs You Willl Love!

Carnival Mask - What to Buy in Venice

Souvenir shopping in Venice can be overwhelming.  There are hundreds of shops and stalls selling an array of cheap gifts and trinkets, but if you are looking for authentic Venice souvenirs then you have to be a little choosier when deciding what to buy in Venice.  Avoid the fake knockoffs and check out these beautiful […]

Public Transport in Venice: A Guide to Getting Around Venice

Take a Vaporetto Along the Grand Canal - A Day in Venice

There are no roads on the island of Venice, so the public transport in Venice works a little differently than other cities.  However, once you have figured it out, getting around Venice is pretty easy although it can be expensive.  I’ve written this Venice transport guide to help you figure out how to navigate Venice […]

What to Eat in Venice: Traditional Food in Venice You Have to Try

A Plate of Cicchetti - Traditional Food in Venice

I adore food, so trying local dishes and regional specialities is always high up on my agenda wherever I go! Finding the best food in Venice was a priority when I came here, and I loved trying out all the different options!  These are my recommendations for how to find the best traditional food in […]

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

A gondolier steers through a bridge in Venice - Venice on a Budget

Venice is an incredible city, and although its popularity has made it expensive, there are still ways to visit Venice on a budget.  Whether you’re backpacking Venice or just looking for a holiday in Venice without breaking the bank, I’ve got you covered with these tips! The Best Time to Visit Venice on a Budget […]

20+ Free Things to do in Venice

St Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square - Free Things to do in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and, sadly, one of the most expensive cities to visit.  However, that isn’t to say that you can’t visit Venice on a budget, as there are lots of activities you can do in Venice without breaking the bank.  I’ve found 20+ free things to […]

How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

Gondolas with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background

Gondolas are an integral part of Venice, and some say you simply cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride.  However, the price of gondola rides in Venice is really expensive, so if you are wondering if you can afford a gondola ride then this post will all the questions you might have about gondolas, […]

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 – […]