A whirlwind trip to Milan

In November, my friend  and I did a quick weekend trip to Milan. The best thing about Milan is that it is a quick flight from London (less than 1.5 hours), and if you book far in advance, you can buy airfares for £65 per person!

We had a great time eating and shopping. We woke up when we felt like, ate a 3 course breakfast and then walked through the streets of Milan as if we had all the time in the world! Continue reading “A whirlwind trip to Milan”

Exploring Europe with my parents: Pisa, Italy

Ahh Pisa – it’s not my favourite city and I have been there before, but it must be on the list of places to see in Italy even if you are just there for one day!

During our trip to Pisa in September, I had a very bad case of morning sickness. I didn’t feel like eating and I was incredibly cranky. At 8 weeks pregnant, I couldn’t tell my parents about the baby yet, so they just thought I was having an off day. I managed to maintain my smile and poise when taking my parents on a tour around Pisa. Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my parents: Pisa, Italy”

Exploring Europe with my parents: Venice the sinking city

Venice, Italy, is always at the top of everyone’s wish list when traveling to Europe. How can it not be? It’s romantic. It’s historical. It’s sinking and it’s truly magical all year round.

I have been to Venice twice (once during my honeymoon and once during the Masquerade Carnival). My mum has always dreamed of going to Venice ever since I came back with so many tales to tell, so when they visited Europe for the first time, Venice is where I took them!

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Exploring Europe with my parents: Florence, Italy

Florence is one of those cities that I wanted to take my parents to purely for its romantic atmosphere. To me, it is a city that inspires artists, architects and tourists like us who appreciate a beautiful city!

Looking at the food inspires those that appreciate the flavours of Italian sandwiches made from freshly baked bread and local ingredients, the natural sweetness of gelato and aroma of fresh pasta. Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my parents: Florence, Italy”

Exploring Europe with my parents series: The Vatican City must-see places

The Vatican City

The Vatican City has always been a place that my mother has wanted to visit so it was my pleasure to give them a day tour around this beautiful territory. The Vatican City is a walled city located in Rome so it acts as an independent state in its own right. Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my parents series: The Vatican City must-see places”

Exploring Europe with my parents series: Rome top 4 things to do

Rome is one of the most visited cities in Europe for a reason and it is because there is nothing quite like it. Rome is the eternal city, the city of Romance and the city that holds so much history.

Rome has a special place in my heart because it was the first city that I visited during my honeymoon and the first city I ever visited in Europe! I had to take my parents there too and they felt just as in love with Rome as I did. Below, I give you a tour of some of my favourite places to visit in Rome. Let me know which one is your favourite! Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my parents series: Rome top 4 things to do”

Why you could fall in love with Florence (Italy)

Hi guys! I haven’t written a post in a while and that’s because I have been busy enjoying the UK spring, moving house, changing jobs and exploring Europe some more. In my last post, I mentioned Florence but didn’t tell you about it! I know I totally left you hanging, so here is my belated post about Florence.

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence. This takes about an hour and is the most cost effective way to visit the two cities. Continue reading “Why you could fall in love with Florence (Italy)”

The leaning tower of Pisa

Ciao! During our trip to Tuscany a few weekends ago, we visited the amazing structure that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa has been leaning far from straight since 1173 and has had many renovations to maintain it’s structure. After hundreds of years (and with a little bit of architectural help), the tower maintains its appeal as one of Tuscany’s main attractions. Continue reading “The leaning tower of Pisa”

A day trip from Verona to Lake Garda

I have always loved Italy ever since I first laid eyes on Rome, my first Italian city. My love for Italy grew even more when we visited the beautiful villages around Lake Garda. When we spent the weekend in Verona, we had not planned to visit Lake Garda, but decided that it would be a nice day trip from Verona. We visited two villages in under 5 hours and both were very different; the medieval village of Peschiera and the beautiful village of Sirmone which juts down into the lake like a slender island. Continue reading “A day trip from Verona to Lake Garda”

Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene… four friends decided to take a trip to one of the most romantic cities in Italy to see the one and only Juliet’s Balcony.

The Capulets and the Montagues may not have been real characters, but Shakespeare brought them to life and so the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet lives on, hundreds of years later. Continue reading “Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet”