The Udine Edit: A Photo Journal

A bright, crisp November morning in Udine. As you wander the charming, somewhat Germanic streets, look up: pastel pink mountains frame the city, their snow-topped peaks glinting in the morning sun. The unique nature of this university city is palpable, its proximity to other European countries tangible. Friuli-Venezia Giulia lies on the mountainous border of … Continue reading The Udine Edit: A Photo Journal

Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

The Dolomite mountain range, which lies near the corner of three very different European countries, is often overshadowed by its well-loved neighbour: the Swiss Alps. However, these smaller, more untouched mountains separating Italy, Austria and Slovenia, are equally breath-taking as their Swiss counterparts. Dotted with traditional towns and villages, home to hearty cuisine and picture-perfect … Continue reading Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy’s hidden treasure

On hearing the name "Friuli-Venezia Giulia", most people will react in precisely the same way as I did upon hearing it for the first time back in 2016. Namely, "where the heck is that?!". Because when Italy springs to mind, it is the leaning tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum and the luxury brands of … Continue reading Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy’s hidden treasure

Discovering the Magic of Venice: The Hotspots

It sounds ridiculously cliché to say that Venice is 'magical' - but, in all honesty, this is the best way to describe it. This floating city (which is actually a man-made island found off the coast of Italy's Veneto region) is utterly unique in its architecture, history, culture and charm; for anyone like me, around … Continue reading Discovering the Magic of Venice: The Hotspots

Bolzano City Guide: A Winter Wonderland

'Bozen' is the German name for the Italian city of Bolzano, found in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region near the Austrian border. This city is famous for a number of reasons, including the mind-boggling fact that it is entirely bilingual. Not only are all the street signs, menus, posters and place names in both Italian and German, but … Continue reading Bolzano City Guide: A Winter Wonderland

A Tour Through Northern Italy: Trieste & Treviso

For many tourists, the first ports of call for an Italian getaway are the romanticised, glittering cities of central Italy. Pisa, Florence, and Rome (to name but a few), whilst teeming with history and culture, can also be something of a tourist trap. Little-known to a large number of us foreigners are the stunning towns and … Continue reading A Tour Through Northern Italy: Trieste & Treviso

11 Telltale Signs You’re Still a Tourist on Your Year Abroad

Having now lived in Italy for exactly a week, it kind of goes without saying that, even though I have totally fallen in love with the Italian way of life, I still stick out like a sore thumb. I'm sure that many others are experiencing the same feeling: that I am, sadly, just a little … Continue reading 11 Telltale Signs You’re Still a Tourist on Your Year Abroad