My Favourite 5 Places in Italy

After holding my breath for most of this year I can finally officially call myself Italian and will soon have my very own EU passport, something that will make life in Europe infinitely easier for me. I’m beyond excited and grateful to become a citizen of such a beautiful country- not only do I cherish…

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Bassano del Grappa: the perfect daytrip from Venice

A quick one hour train ride from Venice is one of the loveliest towns I’ve visited in Italy- Bassano del Grappa. The town has a beautiful green river running through it’s heart and is surrounded by rugged mountains (including Monte Grappa) and countryside. While the incredibly strong grappa is the most traditional drink of the area,…

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Travel Budget: Venice

While Venice is definitely not the cheapest city to visit, there are a few tricks I learnt during my stay that saved me a tonne of money. If you plan to visit The City of Canals on a budget then this post is for you! City: Venice, Italy Travel Style: Budget Currency: Euro Daily Spend: 53.6€     Cost…

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My favourite thing about Venice: Bacari

Venice is famed for being a city of water- of canals over streets. A place of romantic waterways lined with colorful buildings and gondolas flowing past- helmed by iconic blue and red striped gondoliers. A place serenely without cars. A place with beautiful and unique sights at every turn. Where pigeons flutter through the squares…

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Exploring Pompeii: a Latin nerd’s dream

Pompeii has fascinated me for over two decades and for many years it was the number one place I wanted to visit in the world. This fascination was fueled by my Italian heritage and love of the ancient Latin language- my favourite subject in high school. When translating Roman texts, I was terribly intrigued to…

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Island hopping along Italy’s southern coast

With ridiculously tempting azure waters, rich Roman history and delicious Mediterranean food, it was not a difficult decision for me to book a somewhat last minute summer holiday to Italy’s southern coast last month. As August is peak season, I spent more time than usual planning an itinerary in order to avoid the worst of the…

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Aeolian Islands: an unmissable Sicilian adventure

Nestled in the corner of the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north-east coast of Sicily, you’ll find the Aeolian Islands. This volcanic archipelago is comprised of eight main islands; Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Basiluzzo. Named for the demigod of the winds- Aeolus, the islands are famous for their volcanic action and thermal ‘healing’ waters,…

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