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: 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 same time. From the second I met her I knew that Florence and I were going to have a long, happy and fulfilling relationship.

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Italy: Falling in Love In Florence

I recently wrote a post entitled (My) 5 Most Romantic Cities in Europe and Florence, Italy topped my list. Florence is my piece of heaven on earth. It’s my favourite city ever and the city that kicked off my love of Italy and all things Italian. I had been on half a dozen dates with a guy at the beginning of 2007 and he asked ‘have you ever been to Florence? Wanna go with me next week?’ Eh? Florence? A manic google search ensued and within 30 minutes I probably would have won Mastermind with all the information I bombarded myself…

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