WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT FLORENCE?

When I first began planning my trip to Italy, I had only a few concrete ideas in my head. I knew I wanted to visit Rome {because, it’s Rome}. I also knew I wanted to spend some time floating on the town of Venice. After that it became a question of which coastal village I wanted to soak up the most rays. And finally, I was certain I wanted to go wine tasting in the Tuscany region.

However, as I continued to research, I consistently saw the Italian capital city of Florence on everyone’s radar.

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A TASTE OF TUSCANY

It’s been six months since I moved to New York. Eight months since I left Australia. Almost a year since leaving London.

These are all realities that I am not prepared to accept. Reminders that life travels just as quickly as I do.

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5 MOST UNDERRATED CITIES IN EUROPE

There are certain destinations in Europe that everyone wants to visit. Paris, Rome, Barcelona. You probably know, because you probably want to visit them as well. As wonderful as many of these destinations are, there is no doubt they will be swimming with tourists, even during the off-peak seasons. There are a few locations in Europe that weren’t necessarily on the top of my travel list, but after visiting them I can recommend to everyone. In some of these locations, I had such a magnificent time that I would return to them before seeing Paris, Rome, or Barcelona for a second time.

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CIAO BELLA!

I made it to Italy! This is one of the destinations I have been dreaming about visiting for years. When I started planning my three month European journey, Italy was at the top of my list. I wanted my visit to be perfect. And although we know perfection is unattainable, just having my feet on the cobblestone in this country was perfect enough. I planned to arrive in September, check. When the peak season had died down a bit, check. And the weather would be ideal as it begins to cool down, check.

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