Things to do in Lucca

Things to do in Lucca Lucca is a historical city located in Tuscany and is known as the city of a hundred churches due to its large amount of historical religious structures. The old town is encircled by medieval city walls which you can walk or cycle around (see below) with a number of gorgeous…

Restaurants and Bars in Lucca

Restaurants in Lucca Lucca is such a beautiful small city encased by walls. Most of the restaurants in Lucca sit within the walls but there are a fair few outside too. Set out below are some of the gems that we visited, some for a full meal, and others for apertivio and a spritz. Restaurants…

Hotel in Lucca

Hotel in Lucca: Hotel San Marco Lucca is a gorgeous walled city with plenty of accommodation within the immediate vicinity. However, we wanted a hotel in Lucca with a swimming pool as we wanted a couple of days of complete chill time. We found the lovely Hotel San Marco, one of the few hotels in…

3 Day Rome Itinerary

3 Day Rome Itinerary Rome is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities I have had the pleasure of visiting. Set out below is my 3 day Rome itinerary which is pretty jam packed! Walk everywhere if you can as the public transport is not that great. There are also so many water fountains…

Bars in Rome

Bars in Rome There are so many great bars in Rome from enotecas to rooftop bars and speakeasies. Read on for some of the bars I visited! Salotto 42 (near the Pantheon) Salotto 42 is situated in the gorgeous Piazza Di Pietra opposite the amazing temple of Hadrian. It is open from 10.30am serving coffee…

Restaurants in Rome

Restaurants in Rome Set out below are the restaurants in Rome I visited and their location. The trattorias and osterias are the most traditional, offering authentic Italian food at affordable prices. Try not to visit restaurants very close to the main attractions or in a square. Just wander through the cobbled streets and that is…

Rome Segway Tour

Rome Segway Tour When visiting Rome, there are so many sights to see! The public transport is not great and getting around involves lots of walking. So what better way to nip around the city to all the top attractions than on a Rome Segway Tour! We chose to go with Segway Fun Rome on…

Wine Tour in Rome

Wine Tour in Rome We experienced a wonderful night wine tour in Rome with Local Aromas, a Rome based company run by two foodie sisters, Bernadette and Valeria. Between the two of them, their expertise include being a wine sommelier, an olive oil sommelier, a professional cheese taster and a trained pastry chef. Very well…

Boutique Hotel in Rome

Getting to Rome and No 1 Lounge Before I tell you about our lovely boutique hotel in Rome, I thought I would share our journey to Rome! We travelled from Gatwick South Terminal to Rome Fiumicino Airport with Vueling which takes 2.5 hours. If you book in advance, you can get fares for as little…

Restaurants in Florence

Restaurants in Florence Set out below are some of the best restaurants in Florence that I discovered in my weekend trip! Mercato Centrale Mercato Centrale Firenze was the brainchild of Umberto Montano, who launched the project with Claudio Cardini. It gave Florence back one of its most important locations: the first floor of the covered…

Things to do in Florence

Things to do in Florence Florence is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the world! We travelled there for a wedding 30 minutes outside Florence in Pontassieve. Set out below are a few of the best things to do in Florence: Half a day trip to Pisa We travelled to Pisa on…

Hotel in Florence

Hotel In Florence We stayed in Locanda Dei Guelfi, a bed-and-breakfast / hotel in Florence situated around a seven minute walk from both the train station and the Duomo. It was situated on the third floor of a building that does not have lifts so be warned of the climbing. If you want your luggage…

Restaurants and Bars in Milan

I was only in Milan for a day and half but here are some of the restaurants and bars we visited. I have heard that the ATMosfera Tram Restaurant is amazing as you can take in the sights of Milan whilst eating your dinner. Sadly it was booked up but you can check availability here. Bar…

Things to do in Milan

Things to do in Milan  Duomo Rooftop I was only in Milan for a day and a half so sadly did not have time to leisurely wander around! As I am not so big on art so we saved the museums for a different trip and focused on the stunning Duomo (cathedral) in the heart…

Restaurants in Varenna

Restaurants in Varenna Varenna is one of the most amazing places I have visited! Set out below is a list of some fantastic restaurants in Varenna. La Cavitappi This is not the number 1 restaurant in Varenna on Trip Advisor for nothing! Tucked down one of the side streets off the square is La Cavitappi,…