Turin, Italy

Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region, may not always appear on one’s list of top 5 Italian destinations to visit. However, after having the chance to spend time in more than 5 Italian cities and towns this year, Turin definitely falls into my top 5. Close yet complex ties with France…

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Camogli and Portofino, Italy

Steep cliffs descending into the turquoise sea, colourful villages with closely-built homes, fresh calamari from local harbours – this is a part of Italy that I had longed to experience (especially after spending time in the busier cities of Rome, Venice, and Turin). Little did I know that I would have…

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Venice, Italy

Venice…where do I even begin? Pictures of this city’s narrow canals, its slow-moving gondolas, lavish masks from the annual carnival, and medieval history have fascinated me for over a decade. So, when I had the opportunity to visit the city – even just for a day – a couldn’t say…

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Sacra di San Michele, Italy

During the first week of April, I was blessed with another week off work. Naturally, I had a trip planned for these glorious 7, work-free days. I had been invited to stay with a friend and her family in a small town just outside of Turin, Italy. Ultimately, due to…

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Rome, Italy

Travel Tip: Buy tickets for major tourist attractions online. You may end up paying a few Euros extra online, but you’ll end up saving countless hours of line waiting if you don’t plan on going first thing in the morning. This was important for us – we only had 4 days in…

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