Naples Christmas Alley – Via San Gregorio Armeno

There’s a place in Naples where it’s Christmas every day of the year. Via San Gregorio Armeno is in fact also known as “Christmas Alley”. This world famous street is definitely worth a visit, and not only if you want to shop for an Italian nativity set!     When …

Lucca Comics: cosplay and a bit of Japan

  Elves, Space Marines, Jedi, Sith, Assassins, Thieves, and even Androids. Once a year, since 1966, in Lucca, a beautiful little town in Tuscany (Italy), a huge number of fantasy worlds meet, intertwining in a single, intricate and colorful plot. We have already talked about this event, with an up-to-date …

What to wear in Autumn in Italy – With tips from a local

  Autumn (together with Spring) is one of the best seasons if you want to visit Italy. The huge crowds of tourists are mostly gone after the high peak season, the weather is still good with the occasional rain and the weather is less warm, especially in the South of …

Ultimate Amalfi Coast road trip

  Writing about places we hold dear is never easy. I have left a piece of my heart to the Amalfi Coast so you’ll surely understand why I found it very hard to finish this article! Paradoxically I discovered the Amalfi Coast thanks to my husband, Aldo. Always passionate about …

22 things to see and eat in Florence

    Florence is one of the most popular Italian destinations. An extremely interesting city, rich in atmosphere, it’s considered by the whole world as one of the most romantic places in Italy. Let me tell you what in my opinion are the 22 things to see and eat in …

12 things to eat in Naples like a local

Welcome to Naples, city of art, sea, culture… and good food. If you already spent the day exploring the city with my self guided tour, then you’re probably very hungry. Let me walk you through the best things to eat in Naples, the dishes that you should never, ever skip …

Puglia: Italy off the beaten track

  Birthday parties aren’t my thing. That’s the main reason why every year I choose to leave for a trip, rather than having to deal with cake and candles.. This year for my birthday we decided to explore a part of Italy off the beaten track: Puglia. Or better, the …

Small Towns in Italy: Palazzuolo Sul Senio

Palazzuolo Sul Senio is a small town in Italy, located about 45 km North of Florence, Tuscany. Aside from a few photos and videos found online, there is not much information about it and I had no idea what to expect. If on one hand the idea of ​​crossing the …

Guide to Pompeii: The city frozen in time

Pompeii is a Roman city preserved in its entirety as if its inhabitants had just left fifteen minutes ago. (Chateaubriand 1804) The first thing I’ve been said when I was visiting Pompeii with the group of journalists who was with me on board the Norwegian Epic was “I had no …

A local’s guide | One day in Naples

Naples is a very popular port for the best cruise ships, as well as one of the most loved stops for the cruisers interested in foodie tours to taste the traditional Neapolitan dishes. I know it for a fact: during my recent European cruise on the Norwegian Epic, I had …