Ahh… Verona, the setting of Romeo and Juliet. It makes the place seem so romantic – unless you’re being forced to study it as a school student!
Tuscany can be expensive, there’s no doubt about that. But here’s a sure fire way to do it cheaply AND see more of the local culture!
Imagine spending three days in the kitchen of a Tuscan villa, learning how to make everything from pizza to tiramisu. Then imagine I’m really bad at it.
Walking in the footsteps of St Francis through Italy gave me plenty of time to think. It’s left me with some new travel and blogging goals for 2017.
The Way of St Francis is an important European pilgrimage route but many who walk it aren’t religious because it also takes you through the best of Italy!
When in the Italian region of Umbria, it’s nice to get away from the tourist crowds. Visiting Gubbio is one of the perfect places to get a true sense of the area’s history and culture.
The ruins of Hadrian’s epic compound in Tivoli show an insight into the wealth and power of the Roman Empire in the second century.
Built more than 400 years ago, this villa in the Italian town of Tivoli is one of the finest examples of renaissance architecture and gardens in the world.
The pass offers free tickets and fast-track entries. I crunch the numbers to see if you can get value from the card.