France & Italy: The Gelato Diaries

UPDATE: This post has been updated with useful information about where to find the best gelato in France, Italy & Greece, ¬†here.¬† Forget your daily bread, in France & Italy it was all about the daily gelato for us! From fruity to creamy to organic, we put as much as we could to a taste test. It took our mind’s off our blistered feet, cheered … Continue reading France & Italy: The Gelato Diaries

Eating in Italy: Breakfast

Breakfast may be the first “meal” of the day in Italy but unlike at home, it isn’t the most important. A typical Italian breakfast is a coffee and a cigarette, and maybe a cornetti, cannoli, crostata, sfogli or some other kind of sweet pastry. In stark contrast to every other meal which seems to be a slow, pleasurable sit-down affair, breakfast is a quick pit … Continue reading Eating in Italy: Breakfast

Ponte Vecchio perspective

I found Florence instantly more likeable than Rome. The streets were quieter and the city is walkable. It was the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been a magnet for artists for centuries, who come to study the masterpieces inside the Uffizi gallery and lining the streets of Florence. The Ponte Vecchio is one of my favourite parts of Florence, although I prefer admiring it … Continue reading Ponte Vecchio perspective

Best view over Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo

Florence in the morning is magical. It sounds like an exaggeration but there is no other word for it. The incredible view from Piazzale Michelangiolo was like looking across a kingdom from a fairytale. This was taken in the middle of winter so despite the city looking like it is basking in warm sunlight, it was actually freezing. Even in the middle of winter it … Continue reading Best view over Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo