• Tips For Renting a Car in Italy
    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
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration

    The Very Best Things to Do in Verona – 48 Hours in Fair 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
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration

    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
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration

    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…

  • Venice with Kids - Venice with a Baby
    Italy,  Popular Posts,  Travel Inspiration

    Things to do in Venice with Kids – Venice with a Baby, Toddler or Older Kids

    Venice is a magical place to visit. It is unlike anywhere else in the world, it is sure to enthral you and your children. There is a romance and majesty to the city that, despite the crowds, evokes the glories of the past when trading from the East brought great wealth to Venice. We think Venice is a great destination for families and in this post, we will share with you some of the best things to do in Venice with kids. Your children are bound to be enchanted by Venice, everything is just that bit different, there are canals instead of roads, you have boats instead of cars, the…

  • Things To Do In Cala Gonone
    Italy,  Travel Inspiration

    The Best Things To Do in Cala Gonone, Sardinia

    Situated on the west coast of Sardinia, in the Gulf of Orosei, Cala Gonone is a charming place to stay. Hidden behind towering peaks and nestled against the shore, the town has a spectacular setting that is now easy to access thanks to tunnels through the surrounding mountains. The town sits on a steep hill that runs down to the water’s edge, where beaches of golden sand like Cala Cartoe, Ziu Martine and Cala Osalla offer quiet relaxation. In this guide to the best things to do in Cala Gonone, we will help you to plan your trip and help you to decide what to do on your visit to…