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25 fun facts that will inspire you to travel to Italy

I was recently researching things to see in Italy and was quite surprised with what I found. And I guess you’ll be surprised, too… Read more

Calabria: 5 days along the Tyrrhenian coast

With 7 Blue Flag beaches, super-friendly people and amazing food, Calabria is a true gem of southern Italy, yet international travelers rarely venture to this place. Intrigued by a general lack of guidebooks dedicated to this region (enough to say that Lonely Planet doesn’t even have one), I flew to Lamezia Terme to find out more about what Calabria has to offer. Read more

Why Bergamo should be on your travel list

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is one of the prettiest towns in Lombardy, yet most travelers arriving at Orio al Serio Airport (one of Northern Italy’s main hubs) simply get a bus to Milan ignoring the place entirely… what a mistake! Read more

A week in Puglia

Last week I set off for a week-long exploration of the long heel of Italy’s boot in search of sights, tastes, and gorgeous seascapes… Read more

A perfect day trip to Pavia

 

My memories of Pavia are mainly linked to the crazy university parties I used to go to a few years ago (well, maybe a little bit more than just a few..). Back then, I had no idea that this cute little town along the via Francigena was a key court in the Italian Renaissance and is a real treasure trove of historic sites… Read more

Bobbio, a place wrapped in legend and history

I was looking for a place near home to unplug for a few hours, enjoy great sights and sample good food and I found all this in lovely Bobbio, just over an hour drive from Pavia.
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Liguria beyond the usual routes

Liguria is renowned for the pretty villages dotting the stretch of coast known as Italian Riviera, but there’s much more to discover if you venture into the interior. Read more

Caltagirone, Sicily’s little Milan

I’ve recently had the chance to visit the Sicilian town of Caltagirone, in the province of Catania, on a trip with dad to meet some long-lost relatives and needless to say, it’s been a true feast for the eyes – and the belly! Read more

4 days in Salento

So, what do you do when you have 4 days out of the office and you need a break from it all, with sea, sunshine, good food and amazing scenery? You head south, of course! And this time I chose to venture to the heel of the country: Puglia’s Salento region. Read more

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Procida, the Cinderella of the Gulf of Naples

I first heard of Procida when reading Elsa Morante’s novel “Arturo’s Island” at school and I never really thought of it as a place worth travelling to, especially since it’s often overshadowed by the more popular and glamorous Capri and Ischia nearby. However, I’ve recently decided to give it a chance and guys, what a discovery! Read more