Italy

Unmissable experiences over 2 peaceful days in medieval Assisi, Italy

Assisi Italy, a hilltop castle, cypress and olive groves, renaissance churches, and Roman temples alone would be worth the drive across the wheat fields of Umbria, but it’s one former inhabitant that sets this town apart – St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy.  Of all the medieval hilltop towns of Tuscany and Umbria, Assisi Italy offers a sense...

One amazing farm stay in Assisi, Italy: Il Rosetto Country House

For a farm stay in Assisi with a difference, Il Rosetto Assisi is a rare agriturismo hotel gem situated on Umbria’s plains, looking up at the picturesque medieval city of Assisi, Italy. Imagine finding a hotel that feels like a resort and a farm-stay all rolled into one. Everyone dreams of living la dolce vita in Italia, sequestered in an ancient dry stone...

Venice on a budget: 14 Ways to see it without going broke

One thing that everyone who has been there will tell you is that Italy’s Venice is going to cost you an arm and a leg, yet if you do Venice on a budget it doesn’t need to be expensive. The express way to waste money is to linger too long around St. Mark’s. We spent two days exploring the city and discovered amazing experiences that didn’t blow the budget...

Visiting Cinque Terre: An extraordinary self-guided trip to Manarola, Vernazza, and Riomaggiore

Visiting Cinque Terre is unmissable Although we prefer to take the path less trodden, visiting Cinque Terre, the five beautiful coastal villages in Italy’s north-west has always been on the cards. After seeing the many packaged tours to the acclaimed region, it immediately became apparent that we could do it without the annoying group tour experience. Where we...

The high speed express trains from Trenitalia get you across Italy in hours

Why train travel in Italy beats driving and bus tours

We have explored Europe on a Eurail pass when we were younger and were able to see more without the stress of driving or the inflexibility of a group tour so when we had to choose between hiring a car and train travel in Italy, the benefits of rail outweighed the freedom of a hire car. The Network Italy has an incredibly well-connected transit system run by national...

Truffle hunting in Tuscany with Alessandro from Siena Tartfufi

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany is an Unmissable Delight

Easily the most incredible experience we discovered in Italy’s Tuscany was truffle hunting with one beautiful Labrador and a Lagotto Romagnolo, a local breed renowned for its ability to sniff out prime Tuscan black truffles. What if we told you we had found a unique travel experience that would be enjoyed equally by dog lovers, foodies, photographers, and nature...