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...

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...

Gallipoli and the West Coast of Salento

Gallipoli is a seaside town located on the west coast of Salento. This region, is also known as the ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot. We visited Gallipoli as part of two days exploring the Salento region. We split our time having one day on each coast. Based in Otranto on the east...

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