Italy

2 days in Bologna and the best food in Italy

When I was trying to decide where to spend two weeks studying Italian, I narrowed it down to Lucca or Bologna. While I eventually decided on spending two weeks studying in Lucca, a few hours in Bologna the previous year had left me intrigued. All those archways, so much red, so many...

Lucca Church

How to spend a day (or more) in Lucca

Famous for its Renaissance walls, a Roman theatre-shaped piazza and its famous opera singing son Puccini, Lucca has enough sights to keep you entertained for at least a couple days. But stay longer and sink into Lucca’s relaxed vibe and some of the best food in Tuscany. Its compact...

10 Days in Puglia in Southern Italy

The Puglia Region in Italy’s south is often described as the “real Italy” in a country that is inundated with millions of tourists each year. Puglia (or Apulia in English) is the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’. And while the region is very popular with...

How to Spend Two Days in Matera

An introduction to the unique town of Matera Matera is often described as ‘unique’, ‘memorable’ and a ‘must-see’. It has a kind of raw beauty that, at the risk of sounding cliché, must be seen to be believed. We spent two days in Matera and fell in love...

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