Category Archives: Italy

When in Japan…visit Italy

“This is mad!” I couldn’t count the number of times that this thought ran through my mind on my short trip to Japan. It was autumn in Hakone National Park. This is a mecca for autumn colours and promised views … Continue reading

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48 hours in Rome

Based on recommendations from almost everyone I’ve ever spoken to, I booked a trip to Rome, Roma, The Eternal City.  Unfortunately I didn’t have eternity to explore, I only had 48 hours. More than one person I’d spoken to described … Continue reading

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Florence: a blagger’s guide part 2

In Florence, as in the rest of Italy, there are a lot of churches. They are nearly all beautiful, and many of them have exquisite art in them. Along with the tourists who want to tick off seeing that Giotto, … Continue reading

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Florence: a blagger’s guide part 1

Florence (Firenze to native speakers), the essence of Italy, home of the Renaissance,the formation of the Italian language and the centre of any Tuscan tour. But what if you don’t actually make it there – what do you need to … Continue reading

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Florence by Train

My obsession with train travel continues.  This time I was able to incorporate it into my journey: all the way from London to Florence.  By train. For those of you that live on mainland Europe, that fact that you can … Continue reading

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