Italy is one of our favourite countries in the world. It is a country that is teeming with culture, history and natural beauty. When you image the islands of the Mediterranean, your first thoughts will go to the isles of Greece but a lot of people don’t know that there are over 400 breathtaking islands in Italy, all ready to be explored. From the glitzy islands of Capri and Sardinia, to the 17 islands that make up Venice, to the beautiful Aeolian Islands off the…

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If you’ve been following our travels for a while then you will know that we absolutely loooooove everything about Italy! I’ve been lucky enough to visit four times and Dan twice! We spent three weeks there last year during our European summer and it was during this time that I fell head over heels in love with Tuscany! I first fell in love with Tuscany when I saw the film Under the Tuscan Sun many years ago! On previous trips to Italy I had only…

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If you follow us on Instagram then you’ll know that during our recent visit to Italy’s Cinque Terre we absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous destination. One of the highlights for us and many other people to the region is hiking the Sentiero Azzurro, the path along the coast that connects all five villages of the Cinque Terre. Unfortunately a few years ago terrible landslides closed the world-famous Via dell’Amore which is the path that connects the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola. However, it…

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Recently we returned to the Amalfi Coast, a region in Italy that we fell in love with during a trip there in 2014. The Amalfi Coast is breathtakingly beautiful and we spent a week relaxing, exploring and rediscovering a few of the places we have the fondest memories of from our previous trip. Our itinerary this time included Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano and the stunning island of Ischia and whilst we didn’t have the amazing weather we had last time we still loved the region just…

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I don’t know when I first fell in love with the Cinque Terre but I do know that it has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. A few weeks ago we finally got to visit and spent four magical days exploring these gorgeous, colourful, enchanting villages built into the cliffs of this amazing part of the Italian coastline. We rented a small room in Riomaggiore on booking.com and we were blown away when it turned out to be an…

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