Tuscany: it’s exactly how you imagine it to be. Green as can be with rolling hills that seem to be quilted together. Here’s more on my wine tasting trip to Chianti, Pisa, Lucca and Siena.
Life is but a dream in Amalfi and Positano. Read about my experiences and see the all the photos that are sure to fuel the wanderlust within.
If you’re headed to the Amalfi coast and would like to save on accommodation expenses, you’ll need to stay somewhere nearby. These are my 2 favourite bases and why they are also worth a visit in their own right.
When I was making my plans to visit Italy, I was determined to include Cinque Terre. Its five villages near Genoa, with colorful houses perched on the cliffs. On my day trip there, things didn’t go quite as planned.
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!