The Perfect Modena Day Trip Itinerary

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If there was one city that we absolutely fell in love with during our time in Italy, it was undoubtedly Modena. A charming town full of grand piazzas, quaint streets and a culinary scene that will certainly leave you a few pounds heavier once you inevitably depart. Despite Modena being postcard perfect, visitors were surprisingly few with those exploring being limited to tourists on a short Modena day trip, probably … 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

The Case for Visiting Italy Off The Beaten Path

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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

An Off-Beat 10 Day Italy Itinerary

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Italy is a country that tops many European traveller’s “must go” lists. It’s very easy to see the appeal: the food is fantastic, the people are friendly, the weather is glorious, and there is incredible history around every corner. However, most people planning a trip to Italy tend to stick to the well-trodden path that sees them in the cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome. While there is absolutely nothing … Read More

Emilia-Romagna Food and Wine Guide

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There is no shame in travelling somewhere solely because of its food. I say this because, honestly, it’s one of the main reasons I travel. I’m one of the first to tout the benefits of sampling local cuisine to get to know the country’s culture, traditions, etc. Food can be a great acumen into a region’s cultural identity; it can give invaluable insight as to how people have been living there, … Read More

5 Best Day Trips From Bologna, Italy

Day trips from Bologna

The underrated city of Bologna, often visited only as a short stopover from Florence or Venice deserves to be explored for more than just one day! Apart from exploring more of Bologna, a great reason to stay longer in the city is that there are a number of fantastic day trips from Bologna that travellers can take to explore more of the Emilia Romagna region and beyond. The area surrounding Bologna … Read More