Italy

Venice to Verona Day Trip: How to Spend One Day in Verona

Verona is a good day trip option from Venice

“Two households, both alike in dignity. In fair Verona, where we set our scene…” Recognise these words from a very famous play? These lines in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ are what directly place the setting of the play in the Northern Italian city of Verona. Today, the city is visited by thousands of visitors each year with many opting for a Venice to Verona day trip, but despite its claim … Read More

How Many Days in Venice? Planning a 2, 3 or 4-Day Itinerary

Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – and rightly so! The historic, Italian city is truly one-of-a-kind. Boasting picturesque canals, winding alleyways and centuries-old buildings, it is loved by locals and the millions of visitors it receives each year alike. Venice has lots to see and do, and if you too are planning a visit, you are likely wondering how many days in Venice … Read More

The Best Shoes for Italy Travel

Venice Grand Canal

While planning your perfect itinerary and figuring out which incredible and historic places to visit might seem like one of the most important aspects of planning a trip to Italy, there are numerous different aspects that need to be considered before you take off to this amazing Southern European country. Known for being incredibly fashionable and well-dressed, especially in cities like Milan or Florence or Rome, finding the right clothes … Read More

Is Venice Expensive? A Venice Trip Cost Guide

Gondolas parked near Doge's Palace

Known for its historical charms and a large number of canals, Venice is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Millions of people visit the city each year. With such a vast amount of tourism, something that you are likely calculating in when planning your Venice trip cost is that the city is expensive to visit. But is Venice expensive? Over the years, I have visited several cities across … Read More

Milan or Florence: Which Italian City to Visit?

Milan's Central Piazza

For anyone interested in European travel, perhaps one of the most sought-after destinations to visit is Italy, the beautiful and vibrant country along the Mediterranean coastline known for its incredible art and architecture, bustling food and wine scene, and truly stunning natural scenery. Being a country that has had an immensely significant cultural impact on the modern world, it is an extremely popular tourist destination that has so much to … Read More

How to Spend One Day in Bologna (or More!)

I first visited Bologna in 2010. It was the start of a two-month trip across Europe and I had managed to secure a cheap flight from my adopted home in Edinburgh. Hostel options were non-existent and I, therefore, decided to only spend one day in Bologna before catching a train elsewhere in Italy. I spent my one day in Bologna walking around aimlessly. I vaguely remember stumbling across some grand piazzas … Read More

Italy or Spain: Which Country Should You Visit?

Italy or Spain

Numerous Southern European nations have would-be travellers starry eyed at the idea of visiting the sun-drenched region. Destinations like Portugal are gaining immense popularity amongst international visitors and the allure of the postcard-perfect cities and crystal clear waters of Croatia continually attract tourists by the millions each year. However, there are two Southern European nations that reign supreme when looking to explore the region, and those are Italy and Spain. … Read More

The Case for Visiting Italy Off The Beaten Path

Italy trip cost

Impeccably dressed older men stand at the counters and knock back scalding espressos with the same ease as a hen party on their first round of tequila shots. Women laden with canvass bags point and barter with rapid speed at an array of vegetables, as fresh and colourful as the country of Italy itself. Various cured hams hang from the rafters, as at home here as they were in their cellars … Read More