Category Archives: Italy

The Ultimate Cortina D’Ampezzo Ski Guide Italy

Cortina Dolomiti Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort is not only a stunning part of Italy but is the ultimate place for a ski holiday or a winter break. There are slopes available for all levels of skiing whether you are a confident skier or a beginner. If you are a non-skier then the resort also offers a large […]

48 hours in Lake Garda, Italy

Scaliger Castle Italy on the waters edge

I recently spent an amazing 48hrs in the Brescia Region of  Lake Garda Italy, experiencing some of what it had to offer. If you’ve never been to Lake Garda, Italy before, you are in for a treat with stunning architectural villas and hotels that line the shores, great local family restaurants and wineries, rich history and friendly people.  Not to mention the […]

5 Fun History Facts about Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence Italy

Ponte Vecchio Bridge is one of the great icons of Florence Italy and considered to be one of the most famous bridges in the world. The Ponte Vecchio Bridge (meaning “Old Bridge”), is a medieval stone three-arch bridge over the Arno River with shops built along it. Butchers initially occupied these shops but now jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers fill them.  […]

The Italian side of the Matterhorn, Breuil-Cervinia Ski Resort Italy

Italianside of the Matterhorn Skiing Italy

When most people think of the Matterhorn mountain they think of Zermatt, Switzerland ‘the most photographed mountain in the world’ but did you know that the Matterhorn is situated in both Switzerland (Canton of Valais) and Italy ( Aosta Valley ). Not only this but the Italians have their own resort called Breuil-Cervinia Ski Resort and know […]

48hrs in Val Di Fiemme Ski Resort Italy

Skiing in Trentino Dolomiti Italy Melbtravel

Val di Fiemme Ski Resort Italy is not only the gateway to the majestic Dolomites but also in one of Europe’s prettiest regions, Trentino. It is hard not to be impressed with the Dolomites mountain range. With 5 different ski areas in Val di Fiemme through uniquely beautiful and natural settings, I was not only looking forward to seeing the Dolomites […]

Tellaro Italy the local Italian secret

Tellaro's colourful buildings

Tellaro Italy – The local Italian secret They say the best kept secret destinations to visit are usually known by locals, just like the small fishing village of Tellaro Italy . So when I was visiting friends in Lerici Italy and they took me sailing on their yacht, I was not expecting what they were about to […]

A weekend Ski Trip to Monte Bondone Ski Resort Italy

Skiing Mont Bondone Italy

When it was suggested to me if I’d like to go to Monte Bondone Ski Resort Italy for a weekend, I really wasn’t too sure what to expect. I knew very little about it apart from it being in one of Europe’s prettiest regions, Trento Italy.  It is not a big scale ski resort but it does have some […]

Podere Benintendi, a Villa that won’t break the budget Tuscany

Podere Benintendi Tuscany, Italy A Villa that won’t break the budget It is easy to get caught up in the moment when in Tuscany, especially when listening to  Andrea Bocelli  while enjoying a glass of wine and taking in the views. For a second you forget about everything around you and feel relaxed and calm. […]

Hotel Chiazza Florence, Italy

Hotel Chiazza Walking distance to the main sites After reading a couple of reviews for Hotel Chiazza Florence, we thought we would make our own minds up. We stayed here for two nights and were pleasantly surprised by the hotel and the location for the price. Our room was comfortable, clean and we were able […]