Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

Italy, Austria & Germany: A Road Trip through the Dolomites

The Dolomite mountain range, which lies near the corner of three very different European countries, is often overshadowed by its well-loved neighbour: the Swiss Alps. However, these smaller, more untouched mountains separating Italy, Austria and Slovenia, are equally breath-taking as their Swiss counterparts. Dotted with traditional towns and villages, home to hearty cuisine and picture-perfect [...]

Bolzano City Guide: A Winter Wonderland

Bolzano City Guide: A Winter Wonderland

'Bozen' is the German name for the Italian city of Bolzano, found in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region near the Austrian border. This city is famous for a number of reasons, including the mind-boggling fact that it is entirely bilingual. Not only are all the street signs, menus, posters and place names in both Italian and German, but [...]

A Tour Through Northern Italy: Trieste & Treviso

A Tour Through Northern Italy: Trieste & Treviso

For many tourists, the first ports of call for an Italian getaway are the romanticised, glittering cities of central Italy. Pisa, Florence, and Rome (to name but a few), whilst teeming with history and culture, can also be something of a tourist trap. Little-known to a large number of us foreigners are the stunning towns and [...]

11 Telltale Signs You’re Still a Tourist on Your Year Abroad

11 Telltale Signs You’re Still a Tourist on Your Year Abroad

Having now lived in Italy for exactly a week, it kind of goes without saying that, even though I have totally fallen in love with the Italian way of life, I still stick out like a sore thumb. I'm sure that many others are experiencing the same feeling: that I am, sadly, just a little [...]