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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…