Italy: Rome – Experience The Top Attractions in a Unique Way

For a city break, Rome the capital city of Italy is hard to beat. The fact that people have been living there continuously for nearly 2,800 years means that the city has a long and particularly rich history. Fortunately, it’s also a city that has been relatively well-preserved.  Today, you can visit a number of the historic buildings like the Colosseum, which is nearly 2,000 years old.…

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Italy: 3 of Our Favourite Italian Cities and What They’ve Got To Offer

Europe is undoubtedly the continent of life and enjoyment! With endless ways to party, a never-ending list of picturesque destinations, diverse cuisines and lifestyles, Europe is one place that will teach you to live life, king size! You will get to see cities that are extremely beautiful and full of many activities and adventures, It offers so many things that other continents can’t! 

Italy: What To See & Do In Verona, Italy’s Most Romantic City

In terms of a holiday destination, there are so many reasons why Italy is our favourite country and why it is high on many people’s lists of places to go. As a location it has it all – beautiful white beaches with crystal clear seas, the hustle and bustle of incredible historical cities, ancient monuments, mountains to ski down and stunning lakes – the list…

Italy: 8 Top Things To Do In Turin

Every year Mr ESLT whisks me off somewhere different for my birthday. Aren’t I a lucky lady? This year our destination was Turin in Northern Italy. We love Italy, in fact, it is our favourite country in the world and one we never get bored of visiting. Therefore, when Mr ESLT unleashed his surprise, I could not have been happier. We eagerly packed our bags and…

Italy: 5 Reasons Why We’d Love To Return To Tuscany

A few weeks ago we wrote a post about Italy being our favourite country in the world. It explained why we love and simply cannot get enough of it. We mentioned how it holds a very special place in our heart’s. It is where our love first blossomed and subsequently where we got engaged 8 years ago. Even though we love the country as a whole,…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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,…

Italy: Venice Holds Hidden Wonders For All

There are some places in the world that are perfect for everyone, where there’s always something to enjoy. Granted, not every destination fits snugly into this category. For instance, it certainly can’t be said about Florida. For some people, the golden state of sunshine is far too hot and humid in the summer, and besides, it’s also mainly plastic. Some people love it, others hate it…

Italy: Pra’ Delle Torri Holiday Centre, Caorle

With summer quickly approaching you may be drawing up your list of places you could go on holiday? If like me, you want fun in the sun, whether that be relaxing with a good book by the olympic size swimming pool, taking part in a round of golf on a 18 hole green located only 100 meters away from the shore or exploring local towns…

Italy: An Unforgettable 24 Hours in Florence

Florence is beautiful. I love everything about Florence – she is charming, gracious and truly awe-inspiring. She took me to her heart and I took her to mine. From our first encounter I felt her warmth radiate out and engulf me – triggering a feeling of contentment and belonging. Her arms around me like a mother, a lover and a best friend all at the…

Italy: The Biggest Surprise in Venice

“Surprise: To cause the feeling of wonder, astonishment, or amazement, at something unanticipated” It’s a fact that I’ve never been great when it comes to surprises, I like to know everything about everything. I think it’s got something to do with my day job, I’m an Emergency Planner and have been for 12 years – I plan for when bad things happen and write contingency…

Italy: Exploring the East Coast of Legendary Sicily

Sicily is a great place to visit if you are going on holiday. The Mediterranean island has incredible beaches, historical sites, and a stunning countryside. If you only have a week or two it is best to explore either the East or the West. Here is a guide to discovering the magical eastern half of Sicily. A great place to start is to get a…

Italy: Milan Duomo (including walking tour)

I have a great interest in the architecture of churches and cathedrals. I love them. I always like to visit as many as I can when exploring both in England and other countries around the world. When it was decided that Mr ESLT and I were to  visit Milan I couldn’t be happier because as a large city in one of the countries with the most…

Italy: More to Milan than shopping? 

Mr ESLT and I always try and celebrate birthdays/anniversaries etc exploring somewhere in the world and for my recent 32nd birthday we decided on Milan in Northern Italy. Now I love Italy and have never made a secret of that. It is possibly my favourite country in the world however Milan had never really been on my ‘bucket list’. So why choose Milan? Simply answer…

Italy: Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Milan

I would never call myself an art buff, far from it in fact. I do however like art especially from the High Renaissance period. Michelangelo and Da Vinci especially strike a cord with me. I have been lucky enough to previously admire Michelangelo’s David in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel ceiling within the Vatican, Vatican City. So when Mr ESLT…