Italy

Cinque Terre in Photos | Italy

I am coming from a few days in Tuscany. I just left the rented car in La Spezia and boarded the train to Cinque Terre. This is my last stop for my long-overdue and first trip to Italy. I’m still marveling at what I’ve just experienced in a region dotted with medieval hill towns and […]


Lucca in Photos | Italy

Tuscany is blessed in many different ways. Beyond being the birthplace of the Renaissance, the land is dotted with incredible villages, vineyard-soaked rolling hills, and medieval hilltop towns that truly make you never want to leave. Behind the intact Renaissance-era city’s walls lays Lucca, another Tuscan gem founded by the Etruscans way before the Common […]


Civita di Bagnoregio in Photos | Italy

Italy’s central region is amazing. With so many places to visit, it is really difficult to decide where to go. It was natural for me to pick the most picturesque places, and I ended up with a road trip from Venice to Florence, Tuscany and on to the Cinque Terre. However, during the pre-trip research […]


Tuscany’s Landscape in Photos | Italy

Away from Tuscany’s historic capital and palaces, there is a land that seems to be blessed by the creator. Never mind that the central region of the Apennine Peninsula hosts a myriad of World Heritage Sites; never mind that it was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Think about a land dotted with villas surrounded by […]


A Tuscan Village Called San Gimignano | Photos

I am on my way to explore the Tuscan countryside, driving from Florence to Siena, the town I’ll use as home-base for the next couple of days to wander around the scenic routes of the area. Halfway between the two, the small village of San Gimignano seems to be the perfect place for stopping and […]


A Night in Florence | Photos

The sun just sits behind the hills surrounding the historic city known as “the Cradle of the Renaissance,” turning the sky into an orange palette that perfectly contrasts with the blues of the bluff. The old town begins to glitter as the lights switch on. This is Florence, and I am one of the privileged […]


Venice in Photos | Italy

I am peeking over the window of the public water bus. “The Vaporetto” connects Marco Polo Airport with the city centre; the ride to my stop is about forty minutes and I can’t wait to be there. The Venetian Lagoon is vast, but the boat navigates at a very fair speed, almost jumping the waves […]