Posts in the Italy category

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Five Luxurious Things to Do in Turin

Italy is easily my favourite country; the history in Rome, the scenary in Tuscany, the romance of Venice and the glamour of Milan. Honestly, Turin had never really been on my radar until now and now the capital of Piedmont is firmly on my list of favourites. A gastronomic temple, a motor city, an industrial… Read more »

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Getting Lost in Venice

When I asked around about what I should see and do in Venice, the answer was unanimous, ‘just get lost’…With narrow side streets, and unmappable mews, Venice is maze-like place but that’s part of the magic. However, of course, with the aid of google maps, I never got too lost ūüėČ Jumping into a water… Read more »

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The Riva Experience at The Gritti Palace

What I love about travelling is truly absorbing a destination, feeling the culture, eating the food and having experiences that are emblematic of that place. While there are other ‘floating cities’ there’s nowhere truly like Venice with its history, architecture and spirit. The winding canals, bridges and islands are what truly characterise this place as… Read more »

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A Pizza Pitstop in Pisa

Due to timing issues, we flew in and out of Pisa airport rather than Florence and on the way back to the airport we decided to make a quick pit stop to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa… The tower itself is the bell tower of the main cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa… Read more »

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Under the Tuscan Sun in the Chianti Countryside

Away from the beautiful city of Florence and into the Tuscan hills, Mr S and I sat back as a driver from the Four Seasons Firenze drove us into the beautiful Chianti region. Characterised by undulating green peaks, large vineyards, olive groves and small villages; Chianti was utterly beautiful. It was a fairly short drive… Read more »

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Fine Dining in Florence

As well as trying some gorgeous trattoria for lunch, Mr S and I also ate in some of Florence’s top fine dining¬†restaurants. My favourite place that we visited was Borgo San Jacopo, or BSJ, which is perched right over the Arno river with a stunning view of the Ponte Vecchio. It’s also rather special moment… Read more »