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Venice in winter – romantic or just wet?

Venice in winter – romantic or just wet?

A friend gave me a book quite a few years ago and in it was the most enchanting picture of Venice in winter and since seeing that it’s been on my bucket list to go to.  I mean, Venice has always been on it but this made me completely disregard any other season...

Children’s books about Italy

When planning trips abroad I love to prepare my kids by reading up as much as we can about the places we’re likely to visit.  These children’s books about Italy are some that we have personally owned and loved and others that are well reviewed and I wish...

One day in Genoa – what to see and do in this Italian city

Genoa, or Genova as the Italians say, is a large city on the Ligurian coast and it’s a very popular place to visit since it’s well served by budget airlines and also it’s a cruise stop for those wishing to explore Northern Italy.  It was the nearest...

Visiting Lucca – our Tuscany road trip

We decided that visiting Lucca would be the first stop on our Tuscany road trip (the second stop being Pisa as we wrote about here). There are so many to choose from – which one of the cities of Tuscany should we visit?  Our reasons for choosing Lucca over more...

Is Pisa worth visiting? Our trip to the Leaning Tower.

If you’re travelling in Italy with your family you’ve maybe wondered – is Pisa worth it?  Can it be a fun day out? We were staying in Italy for a month in our apartment near Genoa and we really wanted to visit Tuscany, so headed there on a day trip...