HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

Category Travel Europe

A foodies guide to Europe’s culinary capital: San Sebastián

San Sebastián in northern Spain (Basque country to be precise), is by no way new to foodie or travel bucket lists. I’d first really heard about this beachside city around 15 years ago when a good friend of mine travelled through that part of the country. I remember her saying it was, “really cool with lots of bars”. Back then, my palate wasn’t yet mature and my travel tastes weren’t

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A week at sea: Cruising the Mediterranean

Big cruises aren’t my thing. I wouldn’t generally choose one as my first choice for summer travel. But last year I went on one with my parents. They wanted to explore the Mediterranean and had limited time so this was the perfect way to spend a week. With MSC Cruises we cruised for 7 nights from Civitavecchia through Palermo, Cagliari, Marseille, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca and Genoa. I have to

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A guide to Rovinj: the turquoise jewel of Istria

Located a short two hours’ drive or ferry from Trieste in Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia, Rovinj is the pearl in Istria’s sparkling turquoise coastline. Istria is the most north-west region of Croatia and was once a part of Italy (for about 30 years between the first and second world wars), and was part of the Venetian republic centuries before that. This influence can be felt and seen to this day,

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HeartRome’s Food & Travel Guide to Paris

A long weekend in the city of lights was just what the doctor ordered. Winter isn’t a bad time to visit Paris at all. It’s less crowded, you can zip in and out of the museums and cold, rainy days and nights just beg for you to sit indoors at a cozy bistro to stuff your face with cheese and sip wine. Thanks to a few tips from friends in

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Paris. Is always a good idea.

Paris is always a good idea. The city of lights has been rocked to its core over the past couple of years with a series of horrific terrorist attacks, the latest in November 2015, killing approximately 130 people.Predictably, this has taken a heavy toll on tourism and speaking to some tour operators, hotel staff and taxi drivers while I was in town this weekend, was told that in the two

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