Alfieri9 (Florence, Italy)

For photographs and a full blog post on things to do and see in Florence, click here. Last week I visited Florence for the second time, this time opting to stay a little further out from the historic centre in a small boutique hotel. The owners of Alfieri9 have three hotels in total across Italy … More Alfieri9 (Florence, Italy)

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Florence to Rome

As two of the largest cities and tourist destinations in Italy, Florence and Rome are just a few hours from one another and have plenty of transport options to take you between them. Despite convenience or price, of all the modes of transport I will discuss throughout this post I would recommend taking the train … More Florence to Rome

Milan to Venice

If you follow my Cheap Flights series (if not you can read the latest instalment here) you’ll know Milan often crops up as one of the cheapest places to fly from Scotland. Because of its location, its the perfect starting point for an Italian trip or to spend a few days eating, shopping and sightseeing … More Milan to Venice

Florence, Italy 

Halfway through my degree in art history, I finally got to visit the place I have dreamed of visiting since my first set of Renaissance lectures. We timed our visit to Florence so that my 21st birthday fell during our stay there, thanks to my very accommodating and very lax other half. We stayed for … More Florence, Italy 

Colloseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome 

For more photographs and information on Rome, click here.  For more information on tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, click here. These three landmarks that all stand side by side are akin to stepping into a time warp. Rome is entirely unique in that laid bare to the public is its rich, world famous history. … More Colloseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome