Italy

Treading the boards of the Teatro San Carlo, Naples

Having worked for one of Scotland's largest theatre companies for the last four years, I think it's pretty safe to say that I've got a bit of a thing for performance venues.  I love the history that comes with ...

A guide to visiting the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy

I can vividly remember a period in my childhood when I was convinced that I was going to be an archaeologist.  It was probably when I was around eight or nine years old and got to study the wonders of Ancient R...

10 reasons why Naples might just surprise you

For many people, Naples is seen as a city you pass through, rather than somewhere you choose to stay.  Its location makes it a perfect stop-off point for people making their way to nearby archaeological sites l...

How to see the best of Rome in 3 days

One of the biggest challenges I faced before visiting Rome was deciding how I was going to allocate my time.   After all, this was a city I had longed to visit since my primary school days,  when whole afternoo...

My Secret Food Tour of Rome

OK, confession time.  I’ve just returned from my first solo trip to Rome, and while I could write pages upon pages about how rewarding the experience was (watch this space!), there was one thought which terrifi...
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