• Europe,  Italy,  Travel,  Venice

    A most unusual book shop in Venice

    Venice is known for canals, St Marks Square and its mysterious narrow passageways, and through the latter you can make some unique discoveries when you venture off the main path. I did just that and I stumbled upon this unusual bookshop in the area of Castello. The faded sign out the front simply said “Welcome to the most beautiful book shop in the world”.  I certainly thought that it has the most beautiful location in the world, so quite intrigued I went in to explore. What I found inside this most unusual book shop in Venice was extraordinary – a confusion of books of every kind, on any topic and…

  • Cinque Terre,  Europe,  Italy,  Travel

    Get your hiking boots on and walk the famous Cinque Terre Trail

      The Cinque Terre is a spectacular coastal area in the north of Italy that encompasses five charming little villages located at the base of the Cinque Terre National park. The park is a UNESCO world heritage site that strives to work in harmony between both tourism and nature. The Cinque Terre is known for it’s stunning panoramic views that will literally leave you breathless and for the famous hiking trails offering the best viewing points looking out to each village. To really get the most from this area one should really explore the Cinque Terre by foot. So pull on those hiking boots and walk the famous Cinque Terre…

  • Europe,  Italy

    Falling in love with the Amalfi Coast

    The Amalfi coast is an awe inspiring stretch of coast line located toward the Southern end of Italy. Stunning picture perfect villages that appear to be suspended into the steep cliff faces, dominate throughout this area.  With its Mediterranean climate of warm summers and mild winters it’s no wonder it’s a popular destination for both tourists and Italians alike. Lazy summer days spent wining and dining in beautiful outdoor restaurants or just frolicking by the sea. What’s not to love about this lifestyle! Located south of Naples, the area specializes in seafood and lemons along with the fresh local produce which is truly exciting. I don’t know if it is…