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...

What to see in Genoa in one day

Genoa, or Genova as the Italians say, was the nearest city to our base on the Ligurian coast so it made sense to have a day trip there.  If you’re wondering what to see in Genoa in one day then read on for some ideas! What to see in Genoa in one day If...

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...

The leaning tower of Pisa for kids – worth it?

If you’re travelling in Italy with your family you’ve maybe wondered if it’s worth visiting the leaning tower of Pisa for kids.  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...