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Hanging out in Sassi di Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site 11

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Sassi di Matera Sassi di Matera, a Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the first human settlements in Italy. It was almost abandoned in the 50’s when the government forcefully relocated many inhabitants to the developing modern city. Many returned years later and today the […]

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Things to do in Verona 9

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Verona, a town known worldwide as the home of Romeo and Juliet has cashed in on the fictional characters from Shakespeare’s love story. The town is filled with tourists doing the pilgrimage to the Casa di Giulietta, Giulietta’s tomb and other spots that may have been […]


Things to do in Florence that won’t break the bank 13

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Spending any length of time in a big city can become costly. We recently spent a month in Florence and being on a tight budget we needed to find affordable things to do and eat. We were pleasantly surprised to discover many activities that cost next […]

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From Florence to Salerno, an Italian road trip 9

Add to Flipboard Magazine. From Florence to Salerno We’ve been on a few road trips through Italy in the past. We love the freedom and Tim loves to drive. This time we would be heading East, South and then West with our final destination being Salerno where we would drop the car […]


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More Things to do in Turin 8

We fell in love with Turin when we were there recently. There is a long list of things to do and places to see, after sharing a few in an earlier post,  We thought it was worth sharing a few more. Take a cooking class If you enjoy food, learning to […]


10 Facts About The Colosseum 10

If you’ve watched Spartacus, you might fancy yourself a bit of a gladiator guru and well educated on the Colosseum. As fantastic as the show is to watch (I’m a huge fan and currently re-watching), not everything you see is accurate and it’s important to remember that although it’s based […]


Tips for Booking a Budget Skiing or Snowboarding Trip 13

I’m not going to lie, skiing holidays can be expensive.  But there are ways of saving money and, believe it or not, you can enjoy a skiing or snowboarding trip on a backpackers’ budget. Although I don’t go every year, I do enjoy skiing and attempting to snowboard.  It’s a great way […]