Italy

Waterline view of Varenna town on Lake Como on a sunny October day

How to Plan a Day Trip to Lake Como From Milan

By Hannah Logan - January 1, 2023
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Lake Como is one of the most popular places in Italy. Famous for its resort towns and villas, Lake Como has a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous. Which of course, means that when it comes to travel in Italy, Lake Como has a reputation for being a more expensive destination,…

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How to Spend 3 Days in Milan, Italy

By Hannah Logan - November 2, 2022
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Most people dream about visiting Italy, but when it comes to Milan you tend to hear a lot of mixed reviews. As the fashion capital of the world, Milan is a hit with some people. However, others claim that this Italian city is boring and expensive and suggest going elsewhere. I’ll be honest, Milan was…

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Things to do in Bologna, Italy: A Bologna Itinerary for Food Lovers

By Hannah Logan - July 8, 2022
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I ended up in Bologna by accident. Well, sort of. I didn’t take the wrong train or anything but it was a last minute decision after my plans in Venice fell through due to flooding. I’ll admit, Bologna was not my favourite city of Italy. I spent 2 full days there but, to be honest,…

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Bologna to San Marino: A San Marino Day Trip

By Hannah Logan - July 8, 2022
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During my most recent trip to Italy in November of 2019, I had planned on spending a few days in Venice. Unfortunately, that was also when Venice suffered from the horrific flooding so those plans were quickly cut. However, I still had a flight to Italy and needed to spend a few days in the…

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Things to do in Trieste, Italy

By Hannah Logan - July 7, 2022
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Trieste, Italy wasn’t really somewhere I ever expected to go until I found a cheap flight. I only spent two days in this coastal city and quickly came to appreciate its quiet charms. It may not have as much to do as Rome, be as beautiful as Venice, or have the foodie scene of Bologna,…

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Best Places to Travel Solo: Venice

By Hannah Logan - July 7, 2022
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Think Venice is only for couples on romantic vacations? I dare you to think again. Venice seems to be a hit or a miss with most people. A lot of visitors downplay this infamous city, claiming it’s too touristic, too expensive, or even too fake. I disagree. In fact,Venice is one of my favourite cities.…

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Travellers Share Their Favourite Places to Get Gelato in Rome

By Hannah Logan - April 21, 2020
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Gelato and Italy go hand in hand. I’m also pretty sure gelato and I go hand in hand, as I can’t seem to get enough of it when in Italy, but that’s another story. Needless to say, there is an endless amount of places to get gelato in Rome, all hoping to get your business. Some are…

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Stepping Back in Time with Walks of Italy

By Hannah Logan - October 13, 2015
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The morning sun shone on the recently washed walls of the Colosseum as I waited for my tour to start. Having a habit of getting lost I arrived early, but was greeted with a smile and checked in by the Walks of Italy representative who informed me my tour would start in about 15 minutes.…

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Mask Making Class in Venice

By Hannah Logan - May 11, 2013
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I have always loved Venetian masks. From the traditional beaked styles to modern designs that look more like fairytale creatures than anything else, there is no shortage of masks to choose from. I knew that I’d be buying at least one as a souvenir, but when I found out that I would actually take a…

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