• Venice side canal and colourful buildings. How many days in Venice is enough?
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration,  Travel Tips

    How Many Days in Venice is Enough?

    In this post, we will aim to provide the answer to the frequently asked question, “How many days in Venice in enough?” Venice is one of the world’s top travel destinations and receives millions of visitors each year. We love it there and think that it is one of the most magical cities that you could ever visit. But we have heard that some people leave disappointed by Venice and feel that it has been spoilt by the sheer numbers of visitors that descend on the city. This may leave you wondering if you should just have a very brief visit there or even make you wonder if Venice is…

  • Italy with a toddler or baby
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    Italy with a Toddler or Baby

    Italy has to be one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world. We have had a family trip to Italy every year since having our first child (and we went to Sicily for a babymoon). Every year we think about going somewhere else but Italy always draws us back and we keep exploring new areas, always amazed that the entire country is so beautiful and makes for the best family holidays. In this guide to Italy with a toddler or baby, we will share some travel tips to help you make the most of your time in Italy, we will give you some ideas of where to go in…

  • Italy with a toddler or baby
    Italy,  Travel Tips

    Tips for Renting a Car in Italy

    Before we talk about tips for renting a car in Italy, it is worth mentioning that before we had children we were firmly in the ‘backpacker who uses public transport camp’. It rarely crossed our minds to rent a car and we never did until our second trip to Italy with our baby, when we made a last minute decision to get a car. It has to be said having a car makes travelling with children a LOT easier (especially with babies and toddlers) and it has become our preferred option when travelling in Europe. It gives you greater freedom to travel at the time you choose and that best…

  • Things to do in Verona
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    The Very Best Things to Do in Verona – 48 Hours in Verona

    Roman ruins, renaissance palaces, medieval buildings, piazzas and pizzas, Verona has everything that you are looking for in an Italian city. Nestled on a tight curve of the Adige River, Verona has been an important town since Roman times and is a picturesque city where smart shops and cafes fill the attractive and vibrant historic centre. It is a popular place with tourists but doesn’t quite enjoy the international renown of towns like Venice and Florence. It is well worth a visit and you should think about including it as a stop on a northern Italy trip, or as a destination in itself. In this guide we will share some…

  • Things to do at Lake Garda
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    The Best Things to do at Lake Garda

    Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and surely one of the most beautiful. You will find a smattering of charming old towns whilst spectacular mountains provide a glorious backdrop to a wealth of activities and sightseeing opportunities. We visited Lake Garda as part of a trip through northern Italy, (we also visited Bergamo, Verona, The Dolomites and Venice). In this post, we will share with you an in-depth look at the best things to do at Lake Garda. The lake provides a great base to enjoy the great outdoors and has plenty to offer everyone, from idle days by the pool or beach, to a leap of faith…

  • Things to do in Bergamo
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    The Best Things to do in Bergamo

    The delightful city of Bergamo is often overlooked on itineraries for the north of Italy but is a great destination full of historic atmosphere and Italian charm. We loved our time in the city and there are so many great things to do in Bergamo that we thought we would share them with you in this post. The city of Bergamo is split into two levels with the oldest part of town (known as the Citta Alta) is perched high above the surrounding lowlands and the newer lower town (Citta Bassa). The Città Alta is a charming maze of old cobblestone streets and shuttered properties, while an impressive Venetian wall…