My enjoyment of Naples was entirely down to the hostel host Giovanni. I had read the rave reviews of his hostel but I assumed there must be a catch. What I’ve noticed from hostels is that their good ratings are down to one great aspect. If it’s in a top location, this pushes the reviews up…… Continue reading Naples, Italy
Once again, it turns out that my knowledge of this Italian town comes from a film. That film being Quantum of Solace (in case you have forgotten it was the one that everybody thought was a bit meh and just an extended ending of Casino Royale). As I was reading up about the town I…… Continue reading Siena, Italy
Until now, I had never really travelled on my own. Not for long periods of time anyway. So three weeks on my own in a country where I didn’t know the language was going to be a challenge. I thought I’d document the good and the bad aspects (although it’s never really that bad!) of…… Continue reading Travelling alone: the good and the bad.
Here are 10 things I’ve learnt from my time in Italy so far: Wine for breakfast is perfectly acceptable. I’m well on my way to coming back an alcoholic. It is possible to have too many carbs – I am beatable when it comes to the amount of pizza and pasta I can eat. (This…… Continue reading Florence, Italy
Last weekend my brother and sister-in-law came out to stay with me for a few days. The weather was a bit miserable but that didn’t stop us getting out and about and exploring the area. Pisa Once you’ve seen the leaning tower (…of pizza, according to my hilarious brother – how did they build a…… Continue reading Pisa and Lucca, Italy
Verona The second stop on my Italian adventure was Verona. A town filled with so much history it felt like I was back in the Roman times. The things I’d learnt about in Latin and Classics at school were still here in this city, from the amphitheatres to the atriums – it made me wish…… Continue reading Verona and Lake Garda, Italy
I have three weeks to explore Italy, a country I have longed to visit but, in reality, know nothing about (my knowledge that they make good pizza and pasta wasn’t really going to get me very far). With little to no prep before I went, I anxiously jumped on a plane to my first stop:…… Continue reading Venice, Italy