After our brilliant morning in the Vatican, we decided to head back towards the hotel to cool off. At the hotel, we remembered that the hotel had offered free drinks on the roof terrace when we checked in so we figured we might as well grab those! Not wanting to move from this respite from … Continue Reading

By the way, the queue to get in here is incredibly long! It goes round several blocks/streets and then some. By any standards of queues anywhere else we’ve been, it’s long! I can’t speak to how fast the queue moves though (maybe it moves fast enough to make it not so tedious for those on … Continue Reading

Visiting the Vatican city in Rome was something of a big deal when we visited. For starters, I’d read about it, seen photos about it and heard so many stories for so long that my excitement was through the roof at finally being able to visit. Then there’s the fact that you have to prepare … Continue Reading

As you know, I’ve got a proper soft spot for everything Italian… especially when it comes to beautiful Rome. It’s one of those timeless cities that has so much history but also so many new spots and jaunts to explore. And guess what, Mercato Centrale Roma is one of those spots. 🇮🇹 What is Mercato … Continue Reading

Rome is beautiful, busy, sometimes manically so and one Italian city I just knew I had to spend ‘proper time’ in. Like none of that racing from sight to sight and instead more time for Aperol spritz and gelato! I wanted to enjoy Rome at my own pace, eat as much delicious food as possible, … Continue Reading

Rome is such an amazing city – this almost goes without saying! It’s such an overwhelming city – in a very good way, of course. There’s just so much to see and do here that it can sometimes feels a tad too much. For instance, when it comes to sights – a weekend is just … Continue Reading

Rome is a special city! It’s a city brimming with history, Roman culture, gorgeous buildings around every corner and enough pasta and gelato to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first, second or zillionth time to the city, there are so many of the best things to do in … Continue Reading

Rome is an incredible city to visit and with so many amazing things to do, you’ll be spoilt for choice once you arrive. That being said, if you’re wanting to save a few pennies, there’s a ton of the best free things to do in Rome across the whole city.  Whether you’re intending to look … Continue Reading

Rome is just one of those cities that’s bound to impress you. It’s the kinda city you visit and don’t really realise how much there is to see and do in Rome before you arrive. There are literally hundreds of the top places to visit in Rome that you’ll almost be spoilt for choice.  Honestly, … Continue Reading

From the canals and waterways of Venice, the dramatic coastal towns of Cinque Terre and the rolling hills of Tuscany –  Italy is one of the most diverse European countries to visit. One of the best ways I’ve found to experience Italy is by road with the country being well connected by roads through a vast majority of diverse cities, … Continue Reading

As with everywhere on this trip, we arrived in Rome in the dark cloak of night so the next morning, we were more than pleasantly surprised when we looked around us and saw the stunning rolling Roman hills beautifully contrasting that lovely blue sky! It’s definitely the right motivation you need to get you excited … Continue Reading

Personally, I’m more of a summer kinda guy but the best thing to do with any season, regardless of personal preference, is always to make the most of it. This is no more true than during winter. In summer, get outside, have as many alfresco lunches as you dare and spent many lazy weekends napping … 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