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So, I Accidentally Entered the World Pesto Championship 2024 – Round One

Pesto is my favourite food. No, really. Green, red, artichoke, smother it on pasta, chicken or a mozzarella sandwich and I will be yours forever. Punchy flavours and fond memories, it is my comfort food. That is why, when offered the chance to Instagram a pesto event in London, I was there in a heartbeat.… Continue reading So, I Accidentally Entered the World Pesto Championship 2024 – Round One

Europe · Food · Review · Travel

Romeo and Juliet’s Sunset Food & Wine Walking Tour in Verona

Italy is a world of culinary wonders. It is only by exploring the country and discovering the local cuisine that you realise it is still a series of states linked by a common country name. In Verona, joining a food tour is the perfect way to learn about the best of Veronese food and wine.… Continue reading Romeo and Juliet’s Sunset Food & Wine Walking Tour in Verona

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A Bed in Venice – A&O Venice Mestre Review

Venice is is known as the city of love but did you know that it ialso an awesome place to visit as a flashpacker? It is possible to find budget food, budget Aperol Spritz and even budget accommodation if you know where to look. On my Interrail trip through Europe, I stayed for two nights… Continue reading A Bed in Venice – A&O Venice Mestre Review

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Amazing Arancini & Wonderful Wine – Palermo Street Food Review

Going out for a Sicilian isn’t something that we can all say we’ve done. Sure there might be the odd Sicilian dish on the menu of your local Italian but how would you know? In a bid to educate ourselves about this distinctive and delicious cuisine, my friend and I took a tour with Palermo… Continue reading Amazing Arancini & Wonderful Wine – Palermo Street Food Review

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Cicchetti and Chats – Eatwith Venice Food Tour Review

On our first trip to Venice (way back in 2007) we were on a very tight budget. Not only that, but we were totally clueless about foodie tourism and were rubbish at researching! As a result, we ate at McDonald’s (the shame), self-catered by making seriously mediocre pasta and missed out on SO MUCH! If… Continue reading Cicchetti and Chats – Eatwith Venice Food Tour Review

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Enjoy a Day in Venice – The Perfect 1 Day Venice Itinerary

The city of Venice holds a special place in the hearts of all those who have visited Italy (and even those who haven’t). The narrow streets, interlocked with opaque blue canals and classical Italian architecture creates a wonderland for those who enjoy exploring. How do you make the most of your time if you only… Continue reading Enjoy a Day in Venice – The Perfect 1 Day Venice Itinerary

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A Bed in Castel Gandolfo – Atlantis Inn B&B Review

Castel Gandolfo is probably most famous for being the location of the Pope’s summer palace. He may not live there anymore but it still attracts crowds of tourists from afar, as well as plenty of Roman’s looking for a place to escape the city heat. Whether you are coming to look around the palace, or… Continue reading A Bed in Castel Gandolfo – Atlantis Inn B&B Review

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Top Tips for Travelling the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

You’ve seen pictures of the Amalfi Coast and maybe you have dreamed of taking this classic road trip. It is one of the most beautiful places in Italy! You would be forgiven for thinking that it would all cost too much, however, it doesn’t have to be the case. It IS possible to see Amalfi… Continue reading Top Tips for Travelling the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

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A Fabulous Farm Stay at Agriturismo Fattoria Terranova

Sometimes, as a tourist, it is hard to interact with the destinations that you visit in a meaningful way. In Italy, however, you can really go back to Italy’s roots and take some real time to relax at an Agriturismo (a farm stay). From exploring the kitchen gardens, like we did, or rounding up goats… Continue reading A Fabulous Farm Stay at Agriturismo Fattoria Terranova

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A Bed in Sorrento – Hotel La Vue D’Or Review

Sorrento is one of the jewels in Campania’s tourism crown. It is not a cheap destination by any stretch of the imagination, so finding a good value hotel is not easy. Finding a good value hotel with an absolute knock out view? It was a miracle. Was it all about the view? With a name… Continue reading A Bed in Sorrento – Hotel La Vue D’Or Review

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The New Normal in Air Travel – Flying British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino

For travel bloggers and travel addicts alike, the day the UK government announced its list of Covid-19 quarantine exempt countries was like a starting gun. Vague travel plans were immediately fixed and flights hurriedly booked. Just five days later, Mr Fluskey and I donned our face masks and backpacks ready for an Italian escape. Of… Continue reading The New Normal in Air Travel – Flying British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino