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Rome

Rome

“When in Rome…” “Toey as a Roman sandle.” “All roads lead to Rome.” “Rome sweet Rome…” There are plenty of other sayings that have come from or are about Rome, and with good reason. The Romans ran one of the...

Lipari

If you really want to get away from it all and take a look at what it’s like to live on an amazing island, you can’t go wrong with Lipari. It’s one of eight volcanic islands that form the breath-taking Aeolian group off the coast of Sicily, Italy. If...
Sicily

Sicily

Now, look. I’m not going to pull your chain here and say Sicily is one of the greatest places I’ve ever been to like I’ve done for most of the other places listed on this website. Sicily is rough around the edges. It’s harsh and the people...
Pisa

Pisa

As a kid growing up in Australia I had heard of this crazy Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and vowed to one-day visit the site myself. In August 2010, I finally made that journey. It wasn’t as good as some of the other destinations we’ve been to, but was...
Paestum

Paestum

Once you get down near the bottom of Italy, headed for Sicily, things start to get a little edgy. The buildings are less-looked-after and the environment is rough and rocky with less vegetation. As the landscape changed and the buildings started to resemble...
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is one of those places you must see before you die. Five beautiful towns a few kilometers apart, all built on the side of cliffs hanging over the ocean and all unique in their color-scheme and what they have to offer. To begin, we parked our car on top of...
Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

I hope you’re ready for some pretty cool photos, because the Amalfi Coast has been the highlight of our trip so far, surpassing even Venice (which was amazing with its unique canal-architecture) and Cinque Terre (which has beautiful...
Trieste

Trieste

Coming from Slovenia we were only going to do a drive-by of Triest on our way to Venice. But once we saw how beautiful the city was (and that it wasn’t as intense as Genoa – even though it’s another major Italian port) we decided to find a campground...
Sienna

Sienna

Sienna is a great little town in Tuscany, Italy. Currently, the town’s claim to fame involves the Palio di Siena, which is a famous horse-race that is held on July 2nd and August 16th each year, and Lorns and I nearly got to see it… but we were a day late....
Florence

Florence

Florence is a beautiful city with a vast history. Apart from taking in the amazing ancient architecture of the famous Duomo and surrounding buildings, there are two museums you must should visit. On day-one, we lined up for three-hours-straight outside the Uffizi...
Venice

Venice

Here’s the thing… if you’re thinking about taking a day trip to Venice in Italy, you can forget about it. On the very first day you arrive, half of it is spent trying to get onto the island and find your accommodation. And, yes, that is assuming...
The Dolomites

The Dolomites

The Dolomites are an amazing stretch of the Alps that run along the north-eastern border of Italy. I can highly recommend renting a car and driving along the razor-sharp cliff-tops and stopping every so often to take awesome photographs. I’m not going to harp-on...
Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

As you travel across northern Italy the list of sites is endless. It’s very easy to spread yourself too thin trying to see as much as possible, and equally as easy to stop and never leave many of the captivating towns that you encounter. One such place that can...
Lake Como

Lake Como

The moment my girlfriend and I rocked up to Como in Italy, we got very scared. Apart from having the massive lake, Lake Como, named after it and apart from being incredibly beautiful with houses and villas built on hillsides overlooking the water with glorious...
Milan

Milan

Milan is a truly beautiful city to visit and a must-see if you’re traveling through Italy. A good place to start is the Piazza Del Duomo, which is Milan’s center square. Apart from the latest in fashion and amazing food, you’ll see Milan’s...
Genoa

Genoa

My girlfriend and I picked up a brand new Peugeot from Nice airport. After an easy two hour drive on the Autostraat (twice as long if you take the local roads, but prettier) we arrived in Genoa. Even though I knew Genoa was a major Italian shipping port that has...