Sardinia

  Well, I don’t know about you, but I could sure use a holiday in the sun right about now, and I’ve a sneaking suspicion that many of you are feeling exactly the same way. When the sun goes in, the cloud gathers, and the weather turns decidedly chilly and grey, there’s no better way ...
lake garda

  As you probably know, Italy is famous for a lot of things. It is a country responsible for delicious pasta, wood-fired pizza, juicy Sicilian lemons, fine wine, art, culture, and truly spectacular weather. Oh, and not to mention some of the best football players to ever grace the beautiful game. Today, though, I’m not ...
siena

  Italy is a country that I hold near and dear to my heart. After all, it’s renowned for its blue skies, sunny weather, warm temperatures, fantastic wine, and absolutely beautiful cuisine. If you’re anything like me, you’re likely chomping at the bit to hop on a plane or boat, and head abroad on a ...
skiing in Livigno

  When we think of Italy, we think of lemon groves bathing in hot sunshine, warm sandy beaches, clear blue skies, azure seas, and some of the world’s most Instagrammed monuments. What we don’t tend to think of however, is snow and skiing. Shocking as it may be to some of you, though, Italy is ...
27 the gang

“How much longer?” I asked, dreading the answer. “Five more kilometres”, came the discouraging reply. Suppressing a groan, I shifted my position on the bike for the umpteenth time and tried in vain to push harder on the pedals. Five kilometres when you are pedalling on a flat surface is, even for an amateur cyclist …

Ponte Vecchio

  When we booked the tickets to Italy, the goal was to utilise the four days at our disposal to the maximum. Thus, after the planned one and a half days in Rome — you can read more about that here —  Florence was to be the next destination. The mini-vacation would conclude with the …

Forum

  As Rome wasn’t built in a day, you sadly can’t expect to see all of it in two days. Even the area occupied by the ancient city is quite vast. Just to make an idea, the ancient city walls didn’t even include the Vatican area, which now can be considered quite central. If its …

Colosseum

  Due to a little oversight, our recent visit to the Colosseum almost didn't happen. We woke up early so we could beat the crowds, had a quick breakfast and legged it towards the Colosseum. Despite our best efforts, when we finally got there, a nasty surprise lay in waiting: the disheartening long queue for ...
Neve di Latte

  Does “The last time I had a gelato in Rome, I was not impressed” sound familiar? That's because while Rome’s gelato is mostly good it can also be mediocre, depending on where you're buying from. Truth is there are so many good gelaterias in Rome that finding the ones that stand out can be ...