Burano is a bright, cheery and colourful island in the Venice lagoon, renowned for its handmade lace as well as for its picturesque canals and colourful houses. In fact the island takes its colour palette so seriously that locals must apply to the government before they can paint their houses and can only choose from… Continue reading Colourful Burano
Even though I've been to Venice before (previous post), as soon as I reached and heard the gondoliers singing, I couldn't wait to explore the city once again! I've learnt that no matter how many times you come to Venice, it still manages to retain its charm and mystique. And as touristy as Venice can… Continue reading Back to Venice
Como town is at the base of Lake Como and most likely the place that you will arrive to explore the lake. It is well connected with trains from Milan and is a lot more buzzing than the smaller towns and hamlets along the lake. This is both a positive and negative, depending on what… Continue reading Como to Milan
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have a fun weekend planned ahead and maybe a bit of holiday planning? If you're stuck for ideas, you should definitely consider Lake Como! I've already gone on about how much I loved Bellagio but there is so much more to Lake Como. With numerous villages and small hamlets… Continue reading Ferry hopping in Lake Como
There aren't many places like Lake Como. With its epic scenery and panoramic views in all directions, it is an effortlessly romantic travel destination. I loved walking around the small, quaint villages with Bellagio being one of the best - no surprise that it's referred to as the 'pearl' of the lake! How to get there To… Continue reading Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como
Visiting Pompeii was a huge tick off my travel bucket list. The ancient Roman City, destroyed by the erupting Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, has been somewhere I've wanted to go since I was a child. Easy to reach from Naples and Sorrento via the Circumvesuviana train, this is a place not to be missed! I've… Continue reading Pompeii, another tick off the bucket list
Naples is a bustling City on the southern coast of Italy. A little rough around the edges, it isn't like any other Italian City I've been to - for instance, Naples isn't the cleanest of cities and has a serious rubbish collection problem which doesn't seem like it will change anytime soon. Having said that, it's not as… Continue reading Pizza in Napoli!
The Amalfi coast has so many beautiful towns and villages. You could easily spend weeks here, moving from one place to another. Sadly, I only had one week so I visited the standard 'must-see' places, including Ravello, which can be reached by bus from Amalfi. Amalfi has a very different vibe to Positano and is a lot… Continue reading Reaching heights in Ravello
Ah Capri, you are one heck of an island! I think Capri is definitely one of my favourite places in all of Italy (and that's saying something)! Capri is a dream, literally like being on the set of a glamorous movie. The minute you approach the island on the ferry, the colour of the water hits… Continue reading Movie magic in Capri
If you do one thing when you're in Positano, make sure it's booking a table at Da Adolfo. The best Italian food I've had in Italy. Period. I'd heard a lot about this place whilst doing research on the Amalfi Coast. And boy did it live up to expectations. Don't you love it when that… Continue reading Da Adolfo – magnifico!