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Category Archives: Planning

Where to Stay in Florence: Districts and Neighborhood guide

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Trying to decide where to stay in Florence? While the city is small, it offers many accommodation options and it can be confusing trying to decide the best location to stay. You’ll want to enjoy all the atmosphere and spirit of the Renaissance city while ensuring that you’re situated in an area close to transport […]

Episode #026: 10 things we wish we knew before our first trip to Italy

  When we asked our online community what they wish they knew before heading off on their first trip to Italy, so many people chimed in with their experiences, views, and excellent tips that we just had to share them. In this episode, we walk you through their thoughts and useful ideas for making the […]

Episode #025: How to travel Italy with kids

  Dreaming of a family vacation to Italy? We think it is one of the best places for children to dip their toes into international travel. Kids love Italian food and are excited by the living history all around them. And Italians love them right back! On this episode family travel blogger Marta Correale joins […]

Episode #022: Katy’s favorite experiences to enjoy in Italy

  In previous episodes both Katy and Josie revealed their favorite places to visit in Italy. Now it’s time to tell you about the experiences to try when you plan your trip. We’re focusing on those things to do that have a particularly Italian flavor or that you can only do in bella Italia. Once […]

Episode #018: Katy’s top 10 places in Italy

  Choosing favorite places to visit in Italy is a difficult task. After all, there are so many incredible places to see – from the cities, countryside, lakes and mountains to the coastline. After 30+ trips, host Katy ranks her must-see Italian destinations and tells you why she loves them. We hope you will find […]

Episode #015: Our Italy travel fails – a cautionary tale

  If you just looked at Instagram or read travel articles you would think all trips to Italy are 100% sunny days, happy snaps and delicious gelato. But let’s get real. Things can and do go wrong when you travel anywhere. Even in Italy. And even to seasoned travelers like us. In our travel fails […]

Episode #011: Getting around Italy by train, car, bus, plane and more

  Wondering how to get around on your trip to Italy? In this episode, we talk about the best transport options to choose depending on your itinerary. Getting around efficiently will ensure you maximise your time in each place you visit. So you can relax and enjoy seeing the sights. Show notes Understanding your transport […]

Episode #008: Accommodation in Italy – hotels, AirBnB, agriturismo and more

Booking accommodation for your trip to Italy can be stressful. If you’re not sure of the best locations and style of lodging to expect, how do you know if you’ve made a good choice? Show notes We both love finding the perfect stays for our trips to Italy and are here to share our favorite […]

Episode #007: Do you need to tip in Italy?

Tipping is a subject that confuses many visitors to Italy. This is because we each bring with us cultural expectations of what is and isn’t acceptable when giving tips. In this episode we explain tipping in Italy compared with the culture in the United States, Australian and the UK. Show notes If you’re worried whether […]