Procida

Procida is a tiny island off Naples, and is very easy to get the ferry to. It’s a stunning island, though we only went for a day trip so I can’t say how staying there would be. My first impression was a worry it might be too tourist centered (with just restaurants and hotels) however…

Florence

I’ve been to Florence a couple of times, the first an art trip to Italy. Yep, Florence started it and is to blame. I’ve been obsessed with going back every since, and have managed fairly well I feel. Florence is a very different experience to stay and for a day trip. This sounds obvious, most…

Monte San Savino

Another town-based article, my experience in Monte San Savino which was one of my most stunning holidays. I use the word stunning because as I sit here watching the indecisive rain (a good summer storm, that will liven up today. Not this dribble) and think back my first flash of memory is the view from…

Pompeii

I have yet to visit Pompei city despite accidentally buying a ticket to it, one of those absurd tourist moments when faced with various ticket machines,  but did make it to Pompeii. We were recommended two places to go and see, Pompeii and Herculaneum. In fact many said Herculaneum was the better of the two…

Grosseto

I stayed in Grosseto as an au pair, so I’m afraid I can be little help on accommodation. A quick Google has shown me that it does exist, a few B&Bs on TripAdvisor, that I wanted to confirm before persuading you to go there. Which I can now do. Grosseto is a stunning quiet town surrounded,…

Siena

I think Siena may be one of my favourite places in Tuscany. I have been three times now, all for fairly short visits – I can’t say (for now) how staying there for a whole week would be. My first trip was as part of an art trip to Florence. Siena is a popular day trip…

Verona

My experience in Verona was a lovely one. Part of a longer trip with two friends. We arrived on the coat-tails of Milan and the peace was wonderful. A much smaller city (at least, that’s how it felt) with a beautiful sun-lit garden near the arena in the centre. We had a stunning room (a…