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Much like London Stansted, Paris Beauvais, and Brussels Charleroi, the airport known as Milano Bergamo isn't really anywhere near the city it's named after. In fact, Bergamo's Orio al Serio is a good 50 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of...

I recently went back to Milan for the first time in almost a year, as I was desperate to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the MUDEC and had decided that this was a good enough excuse for a solo...

As I told you here, my annual UK trip this year was organised a little differently than usual. I'd decided not to let myself fall into my usual spiral of boredom this time around (not so easily avoided when staying in...

I first discovered Nervi while living in Genoa. I'd got a bit fed up of not having any friends, and had done a quick Google search to find somewhere to visit for the afternoon after work, with the restriction that...

This summer, apart from a toccata e fuga weekend in Germany for my friend's wedding, I was stuck in Italy. For the first time in years, I didn't really know what to do with myself. By the time I’d started thinking...

While tourists flock to enjoy the sandy beaches of Puglia, to photograph the adorable towns in the Cinque Terre or on the Amalfi Coast, to walk around historical cities like Florence and Bologna or the European capital of shopping, Milan,...

Despite spending practically every weekend joined at the hip - often starting with a cappuccino and brioche at Pepe and finishing with a glass of wine at the Drogheria, with some combination of aimless wandering/more coffee/Sicilian snacks/antiques markets in between...

You know those places that you often see from a distance, or drive past on your way to somewhere else, and every time you spot them again you think to yourself, "I really need to go there one day"? Well the...

A large part of my life in Italy involves behaving like I have a lot more money than I actually do. Some call this living beyond your means; I prefer to look at it as an exercise in re-prioritizing. I’ll put...

You most likely won’t have heard of the Langhe unless you live in Italy (I certainly hadn’t until I moved to Piedmont), but the Italians absolutely rave about the place, and for good reason. Not only is the area encompassing Langhe-Roero-Monferrato arguably...