Italy

Hiking and via ferrata in the Dolomites mountains Italy
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Italian Alps & Dolomiti Mountains, Italy

Following the Iron Way in the Dolomite Mountains

In 1917 the Mountain War came to an end after two years of bitter fighting between the Italian and Austrian armies in the Dolomite Mountains.  Read about my exhilarating via ferrata in the Dolomites – amid the First World War’s most extreme battle ground. I am hit by a wave […]

Traditional Myanmar puppets in Bagan
Austria, Belgium, City Break Travel Ideas, Czech Republic, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Top 10 traditional Puppet Theatres around the world

The puppetry arts are an ancient creative form, with archaeological evidence from early civilisations, and although some people may think it ‘old hat’, in parts of the world special artists and craftspeople strive to keep the magic of traditional puppet theatre alive. Puppet theatres nurture a truly unique artistic language […]

View of Verona Italy
City Break Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Veneto

Wandering in romantic Verona, Italy

Is Verona the most romantic city in the world? The romantic appeal of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has always seemed a bit dubious. Young lovers and doomed love; destroyed by fate or unlucky chance. Why would you want to model a relationship on that? Or is it Juliet’s challenge to […]

Venice street sign windows Italy
City Break Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Veneto

If you’ve only got one day in Venice, Italy

Obviously I am not actually recommending that you only spend one day in Venice but what if your travel itinerary allows you only enough time for one day in La Serenissima? Venice in a day is still worth doing! “So now, thank God, Venice is no longer a mere word […]

Hiking in the Dolomite Mountains Alta Via 4 Italy
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Italian Alps & Dolomiti Mountains, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Hiking the Alta Via 4 in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy

I’ve just got back from hiking in Italy – the Alta Via 4 long distance hiking route in the Dolomite Mountains to be precise. Gorgeous scenery, challenging hiking, exciting via ferrata, delicious food in cosy mountain refuges… hiking in the Dolomites is fantastic! I used the Cicerone guide to Trekking in […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo - hike in the Dolomites
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Italian Alps & Dolomiti Mountains, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Planning a hike in the Dolomites, Italy

After two amazing hiking trips in the Italian Dolomite Mountains, I want to share some thoughts, tips and ideas for planning a hike in the Dolomites, one of Europe’s best hiking destinations. Hiking in the Dolomites So why go hiking in the Dolomite mountains of Italy? This area has been […]

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