Italy

Se7en of the Best Hiking Trails in the Alps

Se7en of the Best Hiking Trails in the Alps

  Europe is home to some of the most fantastic destinations on the face of the earth. From sandy beaches and coastal resorts to green farmlands and vineyards, there’s something for everybody in Europe which is why it’s the perfect holiday destination. Whereas some people go on holiday to relax, others are far happier when [...]

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Se7en of the Most Awesome Islands in Italy

Se7en of the Most Awesome Islands in Italy

[cq_vc_parallax images="2494"][/cq_vc_parallax]   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 [...]

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Se7en of the Most Beautiful Lakes in Italy

Se7en of the Most Beautiful Lakes in Italy

[cq_vc_parallax images="2300"][/cq_vc_parallax]   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, [...]

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Se7en Of The Most Beautiful Less Known Cities In Italy

Se7en Of The Most Beautiful Less Known Cities In Italy

[cq_vc_parallax images="2136"][/cq_vc_parallax]   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 [...]

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Se7en Of The Best Ski Resorts In The Dolomites, Italy

Se7en Of The Best Ski Resorts In The Dolomites, Italy

[cq_vc_parallax images="1689"][/cq_vc_parallax]   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, [...]

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Is it worth adventuring with Adventure Cafe?

Is it worth adventuring with Adventure Cafe?

“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 […]

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How to see Florence & Pisa in one a half days

How to see Florence & Pisa in one a half days

[cq_vc_parallax images=”737″][/cq_vc_parallax]   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 […]

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How to see the wonderful Rome in two days

How to see the wonderful Rome in two days

[cq_vc_parallax images=”721″][/cq_vc_parallax]   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. […]

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How to avoid the queue at the Colosseum

How to avoid the queue at the Colosseum

[cq_vc_parallax images="582"][/cq_vc_parallax]   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 [...]

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5 of the best genuine Gelato places tested in Rome

5 of the best genuine Gelato places tested in Rome

[cq_vc_parallax images="549"][/cq_vc_parallax]   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 [...]

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