Welcome to my travels in Italy. Italy is the quintessential European destination. Its rich history and culture are perfectly expressed through some of the world’s most recognisable icons; the romantic gondolas of Venice, the brutal Coliseum in Rome, the quirky Leaning Tower at Pisa. Choose from my separate journeys in Italy.

venice & lagoon islands

Gondolas, Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal colour many people's perceptions of what Venice is but its Lagoon Islands offer escapism and the chance to feel more like intrepid explorer than simple tourist. This was also a chance to head off in to the micronation of San Marino.


Every traveller should visit Venice at least once in their life. This is arguably one of the most iconic travel destinations in the world and one which is almost entirely unique with its turquoise waters lapping against buildings in a state of romantic, slow-motion decay.

rome & pisa

My trip to the Italian capital Rome and the famous city of Pisa were two destinations on my epic twelve-country railway adventure across Europe using the Inter-Rail system. Italy lured us with her proffering two of Europe's, and possibly the world's, most famous landmarks: the Coliseum and Leaning Tower of Pisa.


This was my first experience of Italy. Turin has a personal significance for me being, as it was, my first destination abroad as an adult, and so this city in northern Italy represents the start of what quickly became a life-long obsession with travel. It's true: Turin started everything.


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