Polaroid of the Week: The Long Way Down to Vernazza… Hiking the trail that connects the five villages of Cinque Terre is the best way to get to know this beautiful region and offers stunning views.
This week’s Polaroid shows the steep, narrow lanes of Monterosso al mare, one of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre in Italy.
How is it that what started off as a convenient path for neighboring villages to sell fruit became the Cinque Terre National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site it is today? In a word? Love…
This week’s Polaroid features the medieval mountain town of Barga in northern Italy.
Welcome to our weekly series Hotel Tip of The Week. Being on the road every day of the year means we stay at countless hotels along the way. For all the run-of-the-mill spots, there are the absolute gems which tick all the boxes, culminating in a trip highlight, rather than just a place to stay. This week’s Hotel Tip: Belmonte Vacanze in Tuscany, Italy.
Lombardy in Northern Italy is often skipped in favor of more popular tourist destinations in the south of Italy – but let me tell you why you should visit Lombardy:
The Via Amerina is an ancient Roman road that brings you from Assisi to Rome, passing through the rolling hills of Umbria and walking through small Italian towns…
The second part of my walk along the ancient Via Amerina to Rome. We’re now in Latium, getting closer to the papal audience in Rome, our final destination.
We have come across quite a few market oddities during our travels in Central America – a basket of live iguanas tied-up and ready to be cooked in Leon; fried grasshoppers and the last squeal of a pig’s life in Oaxaca – but never anything like what we saw in the Tuscan town of Lucca this week.
Both huge fans of wine, olives, pizza and pasta , we had been wanting to visit Italy together for years but for some reason, it never worked out. This year we finally made it – and had an incredible trip. Here’s a taste of our time in Italy.