Italy: 5 Reasons Why It Is Our Favourite Country

Having just returned from our seventh Italian adventure in ten years, with our eighth planned for the not too distant future, I think it is evident that we love Italy. I’m sure everyone has their own favourite country and whenever they think of it, they drift off into a daydream, I know for a fact we do. We love it that much, we have even contemplated moving there and experiencing the Italian way of life permanently – THE DREAM! So what’s the obsession with ‘The Boot’? Well, there are so many but here are our 5 reasons why Italy is…

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Italy: 6 Compelling Reasons to Visit Lucca

We love Italy. This beautiful country has tempted us back several times. It is a remarkable place that has a lot to offer most travellers. Italy is full of fantastic towns and cities many of which are slightly off the beaten track, which means that they, often, have something a little different to offer. This is certainly true of Lucca. As you will see, there is plenty to do in this stunning medium-sized town.

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Italy: Beautiful B&B In Florence, Perfect for a Romantic Break

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will know how much we love Florence, Italy and that it was, in fact, the first place Mr. ESLT and I first visited together. Yes, after only knowing each other for three weeks, we packed our bags and headed to what is now our most favourite city in the world. Back then, over a decade ago, we were on a tight budget and as we didn’t know each at all our accommodation was not the greatest. It was centrally located, but I’ll be honest, that was all it had going for…

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Italy: Visit Elba, Where History & Beauty Come Together Perfectly

Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Elba is a Mediterranean island in the Tuscan Archipelago which is made up of seven islands, Elba being the biggest. It is the third largest Italian island after Sicily and Sardinia and located only 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Italian mainland coastal town of Piombino and approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) east of the French island of Corsica.

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Italy: Back To Nature – Sardinia, One of The Most Beautiful Islands In The Mediterranean

Located in the Western Mediterranean, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and is an autonomous region of Italy. Sardinia is divided into four provinces, and the capital city is Cagliari, where approximately 431,000 people live. If you are looking for the perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the Italian mainland, then Sardinia is the ideal place to visit. If glitz and glam are your thing then The Costa Smeralda, which is littered with luxury hotels, breathtaking beaches, chic boutique shops and the odd celebrity, is the place for you.

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Italy: Beautiful and Unforgettable Landmarks You Must Visit in Sicily

Sicily lays just off the coast of Southern Italy at the tip of its ‘boot’ and it is the largest island in the Mediterranean. Even though it is in an autonomous Region of Italy you will not just find Italian culture and influence here, you will also find Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos throughout the island making it a great place to visit, especially if you are interested in European history. Sicily as a holiday destination is becoming more and more popular and even though tourism is on the rise the Southern coast is still very undeveloped, especially…

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