Travel Diaries – Trento

Travel Diaries – Trento

Gap Year Days 70 – 75 On leaving Venice we knew we needed to head north. We had a look on the map for a place on the way, somewhere in the mountains, where we could spend a few days relaxing without doing a whole lot. Trying to find accomodation that met our...
Travel Diaries – Venice

Travel Diaries – Venice

Gap Year Days 64 – 70 Our visit to Venice is a little muddled. Some advice – if you want to stay in Venice in June, don’t try to book only a week or so out. Unless of course you are prepared to pay $500 per night! We were not. With a lot of...
Travel Diaries – Lake Como

Travel Diaries – Lake Como

Gap Year Days 61 – 64 We were excited to get to the Lake Como region. There are so many beautiful photographs of the lake and surrounding area on the internet and this was one of the “must see” places on my list before we left home. As we searched...
A Visit to the Borromean Islands

A Visit to the Borromean Islands

The Borromean Islands are located in the middle of Lake Maggiore, to the north of Milan in Italy. They are made up of the three islands Isola Bella, Isola Pescatori (also called Isola Superiore) and Isola Madre. The Islands are owned by the Borromeo family, who first...
Travel Diaries – Milan

Travel Diaries – Milan

Gap Year Days 57 – 61 Milan was one of those places where we messed around a little with the accommodation. Not because we couldn’t get any this time, but because there were two cheap Hiltons in the area so we took the opportunity to clock up two stays....
Travel Diaries – Bologna

Travel Diaries – Bologna

Gap Year Days 54 – 57 Bologna! The first thing I think about is spaghetti bolognese! That most delicious and simple of pasta dishes, that everyone at home has a special recipe for. Has it got vegetables? Tomato paste? Or like one that sometimes gets cooked in my...