Where to eat in Florence – Chris’s favourites

I love Italian food and Florence has loads of restaurants to choose from. From Michelin starred, the traditional Osteria, family owned Trattoria, and of course the casual Pizzeria! On a recent visit we tried a…

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Visiting Florence – some practical tips for planning your visit

As well as what to see and do in Florence (see this post), here’s a guide with tips on how to plan your visit to this beautiful city… Getting There Although Florence has its own…

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5 “Must Do’s” in Florence

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you are visiting Florence for a short break then there are certain things you definitely must see or do, these are my top 5 to help you plan your…

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A day in Budapest – what to see and do in 24 hours

Here’s a question for you. Can you do Budapest justice in just over one day? 29 hours to be precise. We were about to find out! We’d booked a flight from Dubai back to the…

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Review: Sleeping in the caves of Matera, Italy – a must visit destination

Matera, Basilicata is like nowhere I’ve ever been. When I told my Italian friends we were visiting I got many a concerned look. Matera hasn’t had the best past or reputation, with many families as recently as the 1950s living in caves with high levels of poverty, an embarrassment to many Italians. But things have changed, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and soon to be the European Capital of Culture in 2019, it’s certainly looking up for Matera.

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