24 hours in San Marino

I can't bare to skirt around the outside of a country and not go into it. Even if it is as small as San Marino! Completely land locked by Italy, I never heard of it when I was younger. However, this tiny nation has been on my hit list for a while, since I have [...]

By | 2017-01-24T01:38:33+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Italy, San Marino, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Florence with kids

Florence, the mesmerising city filled with history, culture and outstanding architecture dating back to medieval times. It was the birthplace of the Italian renaissance and was one of the most important cities in Europe from the 14th to 16th century. I actually for once, managed to learn a little bit of history despite being in [...]

By | 2017-01-17T00:49:48+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Italy, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Backpacking around Italy with kids

We had been contemplating taking Esmé with us on our honeymoon for ages but we couldn't make our mind up. Travel Mad Dad was pretty keen for a child-free break whereas I had been working a lot in the run up to our wedding and hadn't seen her for ages, so that was the deciding [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:00:58+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Italy, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Grand Hotel Portovenere review

When we decided to go to Cinque Terre we looked up the best hotels in the area given it was our honeymoon. Up popped Grand Hotel Portovenere on researching the net for a really nice place to stay with excellent reviews on all major sites. Portovenere is not actually part of Cinque Terre but is [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:05:05+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Italy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grand Hotel Minerva, Florence

Despite having a backpack and a toddler with us on our honeymoon, we felt we needed to inject a little bit of luxury into the experience. Just a stones throw from the central train station, is the fabulous four star Grand Hotel Minerva, Florence where we stayed. A historical building which had only recently opened up [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:05:33+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Italy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Review of Paradu Eco Resort, Tuscany

Paradu Eco Resort, Tuscany is roughly an hour away from Pisa by car. Set by the sea and in the heart of Tuscan life, there are an abundance of activities both in the resort and in the surrounding area. The guests are predominantly young families from other European countries which makes it more busy during [...]

By | 2016-12-19T03:05:55+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Italy, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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