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

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

A first time trip to Italy is an incredible experience, it’s a country steeped in history, culture and mountains of delicious pasta and gelato on every street corner… and trust me on the latter, if you’re not rolling back to your hotel in a pasta-induced haze, you’re not doing Italy right! 😉 If you’re anything … Continue Reading

As we mentioned briefly in this post here, we’re in Italy! Italy is such a favourite of mine and a big dream I’ve harboured for the longest time was to stay in a Tuscan farmhouse in the middle of the countryside and soak in some of that Italian ‘La Dolce Vita‘ (The Sweet Life). The original … Continue Reading

Florence is one of those cities that most of us want to experience at least once (but most likely hundreds of times)! Up there with the the likes of Venice, New York and Barcelona – it really does deserve its place as one of the best cities to explore in the world. After all, who could say no … Continue Reading

We arrived in Florence ridiculously late. We’d been so distracted by San Miniato (and that sunset) and ended up spending a few hours winding through the Tuscan mountains in the dark until we got to our hotel for the night. It was pretty cold up in the mountains and suddenly, the t-shirt and shorts combo … Continue Reading

All the photos from my recent trip to Florence… I will try to keep this within the remits of a photo diary and so I won’t rehash the sights, sounds and tastes of Florence (already did that in this post)! There are quite a few photos here so I’ve split it into two posts otherwise it would take forever … Continue Reading

All the photos from my recent trip to Florence… I will try to keep this within the remits of a photo diary and so I won’t rehash the sights, sounds and tastes of Florence (already did that in this post)! There are quite a few photos here so I’ve split it into two posts otherwise it would take forever … Continue Reading

It wasn’t really ‘a day’ as much as it was ‘an evening’ as we had to hurriedly drop the car at the airport in Pisa and make our way over to Florence via other means (by bus to be exact – the train has issues, it kinda works but you still have to take a … Continue Reading

Florence is a fantastic city to behold! Even aspects of it that would seem a tad odd in other cities in the world somehow manage to be beautiful in Florence. Florence definitely packs a lot of Tuscan charm and so it’s almost certain that the best way to take in the city is to get … Continue Reading

We’re heading to Italy again and are looking forward to an actual warm holiday! As it turns out, we’ve been on quite a few icy trips so far this year (at least 4 of the countries we’ve visited so far had snow on the ground) so it’s a welcome change to try out a sunny … Continue Reading

These are all cities I have had the pleasure of visiting at one time or the other and while I love travelling to many cities and spending a few days there, coming from London, there are very few cities where I’ve been left thinking “I could live here..” after a visit. Connecting with a city, … Continue Reading

This is one of those posts that you’re gonna need a pretty huge cuppa tea, some biscuits or perhaps even a scone or two slathered with clotted cream and (strawberry) jam to go with the post as it is rather ‘picture heavy’ so I’ll give you a minute or two to get yourself prepared. All … Continue Reading

1.) Florence – Arguably the best gelatos and pizzas across the land – but then again I’m biased. Florence is the most idyllic Italian holiday destination with an easy pace of life and beautiful sights and history. And as an extra bonus for Florence, it’s only a little bit over 1 hour away from Pisa … Continue Reading