Italy is one incredible country to visit and I’m not going to tell any porky pies by saying otherwise! It’s one of Europe’s most diverse countries, with completely different landscapes, culture and weather. This ‘big boot’ of a country has shed loads of things to see, do and, of course, my favourite – EAT! No trip … Continue Reading

I’ve (over)used this adage so many times “Rome is amazing but FREE Rome is the best”. Replace Rome with any other amazing city in the world and the same hold trues! It’s always great to get to finally visit somewhere that you’ve wanted to visit for the longest time but its undoubtably even sweeter if you’re … Continue Reading

Well, this one has been a long time coming… 🙂 We’ve finally gotten round to editing the full video from our Italian road trip. (I’d already done one here with a quick rundown of the places we’ve visited) but never the full video. Well, if you’re into Italy or just fancy a little jaunt across the … Continue Reading

After spending a beautiful albeit cloudy day in Florence, the sun decided to finally pop its head out! With this in mind, I decided it make perfect sense to head over to one of the most colourful places in Italy – Cinque Terre! We parked the car off and hopped about the train to what … Continue Reading

A stay in Tuscany would be incomplete without a visit to my favourite Italian city – Florence and so, despite the grey clouds and rain earlier in the day, we jumped into the car, leaving our Tuscan farmhouse behind and made our way slowly to Florence. I’ve been to Florence so many times in the … Continue Reading

Yup, we’re in the midst of winter… frosty mornings, chilly winds and flurries of snow! However much you love winter, it can be a testing season, especially as the longer nights take hold. I’m all about embracing winter, in fact, the thought of a log cabin, roaring fire and plenty of snow is a total … Continue Reading

There are so many reasons why we all travel – to see the sights, to spend time with loved ones, for work, to relax… the list goes on and on. One of our new-found favourite reasons to travel is to drink wine. Okay, fine, it’s more than drinking wine – you also get to learn … Continue Reading

Rome is just one of those cities that’s bound to impress even the most pessimistic of travellers. There’s just so much amazing history behind (and indeed historical sights within) the city and let’s not even to begin to talk about the food… oh, the food!!! Despite popular sentiments that visiting Rome is best done in summer, … Continue Reading

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Tuscany, Florence is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Jam-packed with historical sights, beautiful buildings and enough gelato to fill even the greediest of tummies… 🙂 …Florence really is an Italian city that you have to visit (at least) once. As with most cities, Florence can get a little pricey, especially if … Continue Reading