Category Archives for Italy

festivals in Italy

Family and festivals in Italy – not a quiet day!

Choosing the quietest village to attend local festivals in Italy away from the tourists did not give me the quietest day. Nothing is quiet when staying with an Italian family in Italy!About the regionI was visiting friends in the peaceful village of Tarzo, located 60km north of Venice in the province of Veneto. It’s built […]

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Bari port

Guide for travelling between Bari train station and ferry port

Share0 This blog provides a simple guide with all the essential information required for travelling between Bari train station and Bari ferry port. Plus the facilities they both provide. This information is valid as at July 2017, when I travelled through Bari.Bari Train StationThere are two train stations in Bari, located side by side. The […]

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Where’s the best place to stay on the Amalfi coast in Italy?

Share0 The coast south of Naples (Napoli) in Italy is known as the Amalfi Coast and has so much to offer. So as a first time visitor it is hard to know where’s the best place to stay on this scenic coast.This was a question I asked myself during my vacation in 2017 and so […]

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cinque terre towns

Essential info for all Cinque Terre towns

Share0 Prior to arriving to Cinque Terre, the one thing I found difficult to find was essential details for each Cinque Terre village, such as location of ferry ports and train stations, walking distances between the towns and did they have a deposit luggage service.I also had imagined that that the train line would be […]

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The best way to hike the Cinque Terre trail

Share0 Cinque Terre is a major tourist attraction in Italy. And the number one activity in Cinque Terre is to do a hike between the villages, whether it’s one section or the whole five villages. So what’s the best way to hike the Cinque Terre trail?Having spent a week in Cinque Terre, I would like […]

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How to buy Chianti wines in Tuscany without being ripped off

Share0 In Italy, you cannot go past Tuscany without trying some wine. This ‘how to buy chianti wines’ guide is a collection of the many facts I learned while travelling the beautiful Tuscany region for three weeks.Eventually, it was during the middle of my Tuscany adventure that I did a wine tour with My Tours. […]

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Gluten free lucca

Eating gluten free in Lucca

Share0 Eating gluten free in Lucca (in Italy) was easier than I thought. In fact, the more I travelled in Italy the more I found it easy to eat gluten free. Below are some suggestions for your trip to Lucca (as sampled in June 2017). Da Gherardo located in Anfiteatro​ Da Gherardo offer hand made […]

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bagni di lucca

How to visit Bagni di Lucca without a car

Share0 If you’re staying in Lucca, in Italy, it is difficult to find information on how to visit Bagni di Lucca without a car. You can’t even find tour agencies in Lucca that display tourist information and day tours to buy. Its virtually non existent. There is a small tourist office at the Lucca train station […]

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