Why I fell in love with San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy

How long does it take to fall in love? A second? That’s too short for me. A minute? That’s still a little bit too short. An hour or two? Now that sounds about right! That’s how long it took for me to fall in love with San Gimignano. I travelled to this quaint village as […]

Staying at Ostello Santa Fosca, Venice

Are you searching for a rustic, homely hostel in the heart of Venice? Look no further than Ostello Santa Fosca hostel in Cannaregio, Venice. There are a lot of cheaper hostels out there, but the vast majority of them are not located on the island. Believe me, it’s better to pay a little bit extra […]

My Venice Photo Diary

In July, I visited Venice for the second time. The city was just as I remembered it: hot and humid, packed full of people, but OH SO postcard-perfect! Venice attractions Venice has lots to see and a good deal of the attractions are completely free. For example, to enter Saint Mark’s Basilica doesn’t cost a thing. […]

Cinque Terre day trip from Florence

Have you heard of the Cinque Terre? Five colourful villages along the Mediterranean Sea in Liguria, Italy. With heaps to do and see in Venice, Florence and Rome, the Cinque Terre might not be high on your bucket list. But it should be! This is definitely one of my favourite places in Italy. Stay a […]

Review: Bed & Breakfast Rialto

Bed & Breakfast Rialto is a cozy guest house right in the heart of Venice. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for central accommodation, and just minutes away from the famous attractions in Venice. Location Situated in a renovated 17th-century building, the B&B Rialto is right on the Grand Canal, and as […]