Archive for category: Italy

Cinque Terre – In Photos

Cinque Terre – In Photos

We have been TERRIBLE with posting lately but this morning I thought I’d grab a few minutes to post some of our favourite Cinque Terre photos from our trip there in April. Cinque Terre was one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited. The combination of the dramatic clifffaces, azure blue ocean, colorful townships and ancient oceanside ruins meant many WOW moments – and me snapping away like a maniac on our camera! We have LOADS of posts to write about the best places to see, where to stay and how to get around – I promise they are […]

A Day In Lucca: An Underrated Tuscan Gem

A Day In Lucca: An Underrated Tuscan Gem

Driving south from Genova, or Cinque Terre, or even Pisa, Lucca sits quietly, unassuming, not quite yet deep into the Tuscan countryside. Lucca is a small town, mainly known for it’s center – the walled city. Unfortunately, the walled city is in Lucca is all we got to see, but I don’t doubt that, as one waiter told us, “there’s a whole world of Lucca outside the city walls”. NOT unfortunately, Lucca turned out to be one of our favorite spots in Tuscany. This is why…

Tuscany Driving Adventure Day 1: Pisa To Cinque Terre

Tuscany Driving Adventure Day 1: Pisa To Cinque Terre

Italy’s west coast was warmly welcoming today. A nice flight in over a glistening blue Mediterranean and a gentle landing at a cute little airport in Pisa. Even though it’s only our second time in Italy, I’m going to go out on a limb to say that March is surely the best time of year to visit. We exit the airport terminal and enter a cloudless blue sky day; sunshine only strong enough to let you know it’s there, and a soft spring breeze to match. Perfect. Couple of twists at the airport. Tip: There’s a whole different part of […]

Pizzeria Da Michele – Tantalizing Tastebud Heaven!

Pizzeria Da Michele – Tantalizing Tastebud Heaven!

Just typing the name Pizzeria Da Michele makes me start to drool just a teeny bit and wistfully cast my mind back to that day in Naples when we first fell in love… and by “we” I mean the pizzeria and I of course! 😉

Hotel Traiano Rome – Our Roman Review

Hotel Traiano Rome – Our Roman Review

Andrew and I were lucky enough to visit Rome in January 2009 and had the most amazing time – then again I think its virtually IMPOSSIBLE to have a bad time in Rome, Italy! We were traveling on a moderate budget so an affordable hotel choice was important to us – especially when you’re spending euros! We found a gem in Hotel Traiano!