Europe, Travel

How to see the highlights of Cinque Terre in a day

9th September, 2017

Cinque Terre (literally translating to “Five Lands”) is a picturesque portion of coast on the Italian Riviera and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Five beautiful fishing villages make up Cinque Terre – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. This place has been high on my bucket list for a long time so when […]

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Five things to do in Genoa, Italy

26th August, 2017

I think Genoa might be one of the most underrated cities in Italy. It may not be as glamorous as the likes of Rome, Venice or Florence but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. If you’re looking to escape from hordes of tourists while enjoying delicious food, visiting historical palaces and museums, and admiring […]

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A look back on 2015

24th December, 2015

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog this month. Work has been crazy busy and I’ve just returned from a ski trip in Austria, but I thought I’d get back into the swing of things by wrapping up all the highlights from 2015. I try to write one of these posts every year […]

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Review: LaGare Hotel Milano Centrale

18th May, 2015

During my recent trip to Milan I stayed with LaGare Hotel Milano Centrale, a newly opened MGallery Accor property. Located just a short walk away from Milan’s central train station, this hotel is ideally placed for exploring the city and surrounding areas. Check In We arrived slightly earlier than the standard check in time but […]

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48 hours in Milan

11th May, 2015

During the bank holiday weekend I popped over to Milan and it was so was nice to get out of London for a couple of days and enjoy some warmer weather. Unfortunately I was feeling a bit ill for part of the weekend so I didn’t really fit as much in as I would have […]

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The ruins of Pompeii

23rd April, 2015

In 79 AD, a volcano in the Gulf of Naples known as Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the city of Pompeii under tonnes of ash. For centuries Vesuvius had been considered extinct and had been covered with vineyards, farmhouses and luxurious villas. The eruption was so sudden and violent there was no chance for the […]

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Highlights from Florence and Pisa

16th April, 2015

I’ll admit that on my first trip to Italy I didn’t really have any expectations of Florence, mostly I was just excited to be visiting Rome and Venice. But now speaking from experience I can say that Florence is a place that shouldn’t be overlooked. Maybe it doesn’t have as much of a draw as […]

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A Roman Holiday

9th April, 2015

Following on from my previous post about the highlights of Venice, the next stop on this Italian journey was Rome. Colusseum and Roman Forum No visit to Rome would be complete without visiting the Colusseum and while you are there it’s also worth checking out the Roman Forum. As you can probably imagine, the queues […]

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The highlights of Venice

6th April, 2015

While organising my upcoming trip to Milan I realised my last holiday in Italy was all the way back in 2012! I can’t believe I’ve left almost three years in between visits. I wanted to take a look back at my previous trips to Italy and share some of the highlights on my blog, starting with Venice which was was […]