2 weeks in Italy

With 2 weeks in Italy you’ll have enough time to cover the highlights – art, culture, history, food and shopping, but you’ll need to make a choice – north or south? There’s so much to see and do in Italy, any travel plans you make will be full of compromises. As I’ve covered more of…

How to get to Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a succession of five villages perched on the Ligurian cliffs of Italy, overlooking sapphire seas, lush vineyards and groves of lemon trees. The only sound of traffic is of footsteps and the scrape of boats being hauled up into the streets, and the villages are filled with picture perfect piazzas and…

A Slice of Paradise on Earth: Cinque Terre, The Five Villages, Italy

The train to Cinque Terre Termini Station is like every other train station in the world, hustling, bustling, filled with the shriek of steel-on-steel and the whistle of trains pulling in and out. We’ve just made it, Italian regional trains being the usual (un)dependable sort they are. I run ahead, holding on to my hat…