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Postcards from Positano, Italy
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Postcards From Positano

We didn’t get nearly as long as I would have liked in Positano on our recent trip to Italy, it was a short yet very sweet visit, but it does mean that this post isn’t going to have fountains of knowledge on the place. It’s going to be more of a rambling of sorts, as though we are sat together having a lemon spritz (how very Amalfi of us) and you’ve just asked[...]

A Guide to visiting Amalfi, Italy
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A Guide To Visiting Amalfi, Italy

The beautiful town of Amalfi stretches out up the cliffs from the shoreline of Southern Italy, and being the largest on this stretch gives its name to the much sought after bucket list destination - the Amalfi Coast. While some prefer the pastel colours of Positano, or the glamour of Capri, the white washed houses and charming streets of Amalfi hold something special[...]

A DIY Trip to Pompeii from Sorrento
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A DIY trip to Pompeii from Sorrento

Excursions to Pompeii for both half or full days are one of the most popular trips you can do from Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast. They’re advertised everywhere and if you book your holiday through a package then it’s also likely to be one of the tailor made excursions they try to sell you. If you don’t want to be tied in to big groups, bus pick up times, tour gu[...]

Itinerary for 3 days in Florence, Italy
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Itinerary: How to Spend 3 Days in Florence, Italy

The Italian city of Florence sits nestled among the rolling Tuscan hills, with an unmistakeable skyline dominated by the fabulous Duomo. With so much Renaissance art and culture, shopping opportunities, and of course incredible gastronomy, this 3 day Florence itinerary will take you through everything you should do in this beautiful Italian city, particularly if it’[...]

Visiting the Vatican, St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, Rome
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Visiting the Vatican, St Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel, Rome

The independent state of Vatican City is essentially the smallest country in the world. Within the state borders you can find some of the most beautiful architecture, including St Peter's square and St Peter's basilica, ancient history, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, and some of the most famous artworks ever known including the Sistine Chapel and Rapha[...]

A Guide to Visiting the Colosseum, Rome
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A Guide to Visiting the Colosseum, Rome

Visiting the Colosseum was top of my list for my first visit to Rome, and it was one of the only things I researched a bit before our visit. Naturally popular tourist attractions are notorious for needing to pre book, and although you can go along to see it from the outside, I wanted to make sure we got in. You would think that this would be an easy task, being one of[...]