Arrivederci Roma for 2014

Arrivederci Roma for 2014

It’s hard leaving Rome. There I said it. It’s been over three years now and I still get a little sad when it’s time to leave.. Knowing full well that I’ll be back. I’m also dying to go home!! Yes, home to Melbourne. To my family. My nephews. My friends. I want to hug my … Continue reading

Verona: The City of Love

Verona: The City of Love

“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo” – William Shakespeare Twice I have been to Verona and twice I have left with a sad face and heavy heart. Not because I didn’t like it. Quite the contrary. Both times – the first time about 12 years ago … Continue reading

25 Things To Do in North Italy: Veneto & Lombardy

25 Things To Do in North Italy: Veneto & Lombardy

With Rome lying smack bang in the centre of Italy, it’s positioned perfectly for travel across the country. And while I have ventured up north and visited Venice and Milan many times, I had never really explored the broader regions within which they sit – Veneto and Lombardy. But now that I’ve had a taste, … Continue reading

Gelato in Rome

Gelato in Rome

My gelato pics have been getting a bit of buzz on social media lately so thought I would share some of them on here with you all. I’m a dessert person (as many of you will know or have guessed) but gelato was never really my thing. Until I moved to Italy that is. I … Continue reading

A Love Story named Valeggio sul Mincio

A Love Story named Valeggio sul Mincio

Italian cuisine is so diverse from region to region. The characteristics which define these differences are based on agriculture, climate, economy and historical traditions. But one common thread is pride. Yes, from north to south, mainland to the islands, Italians are extremely proud of their cuisine. Their customs and food plays a fundamental role in … Continue reading

Samba and Sushi = Sambamaki in Rome

Samba and Sushi = Sambamaki in Rome

My first attempt at dining at Rome’s new Brazilian style Japanese cocktail and sushi bar, Sambamaki didn’t go too well. I headed over with a friend for a 10:30pm booking on a Monday night (US and Australian readers you read right) and we were impressed by the word go! By the funky venue, the look … Continue reading