If you’ve never been to Florence then you are in for a treat. Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany. It holds in its arms many masterpieces of both architecture and Renaissance art, along with world-class restaurants and fabulous sunsets. But to see this city as it deserves to be seen you need to be adventurous and do things differently. To discover Florence off the beaten track will mean that you get to experience the best of what this city has to offer, without the crowds. (more…)
Pompeii. History, mystery, ruins, intrigue. Perfect material for a first-time visitor like me, desperate for the sights to live up to her expectations. I wanted to write a Pompeii travel blog but I secretly feared that the ancient ruins wouldn’t deliver the goods. I thought it may be another overpriced tourist attraction.
In my head, Pompeii was going to be a small little street with some glass frontage to protect the hoards of tourists from touching the precious remains from over 2000 years ago. The reality couldn’t have been more different. (more…)