Let me begin by saying this: Italy is renowned for its food for a reason. As I made my way through the country, I tasted (as in, that ‘close-your-eyes-this-is-so-good’ moment) specialities of each region. Gelato was a given, everywhere I went. Being a foodie, this was a very important part of my trip. Italian food …
If Bologna is the red city, Bergamo is the green one. Lesser frequented by tourists, it is a paradoxical city that is filled with touches of the greenery that surround it. Known for its food, it also goes down in my books as having among the most fashionably dressed in Italy.
Read about my experience as a member of a big Italian family
After years of babysitting and tutoring, I decided to become an au pair for a couple of months in Italy. It would give me a first-hand cultural exchange experience and I’d be able to earn a small income so that I could travel afterwards. You can read more about how to become an au pair here. I luckily got to experience au pairing for two families. This is an account of the first family, an experience I could simply call hellish.
Another Italian destination that is somewhat off the tourist radar of international visitors: Lake Garda. Here’s what you can expect from a stop at Italy’s largest lake and why it’s worth a visit!
Verona; the city of love.
When visiting Italy, Verona is one place you cannot skip. It’s a place you can see in a day and gives you a wholistic taste of Italy: good food, bridges and a river, a bridge, architecture, art, history and above all, love. It is also very tourist-friendly, offering very good wifi connectivity and an abundance of signs. So forget about the maps and step into Romeo and Giulietta’s world for a day, where I’m positive you will ‘look to like.’
Prosecco: the most famous sparkling dry wine made in Italy. I visited the Valdobbiadene region in Veneto where the rolling hills are covered in vineyards- the birthplace of Prosecco. Heres what you need to know about the lifestyle, the location and visiting as a tourist.
a young foreign person, typically a woman, who helps with housework or child care in exchange for room and board.