Situated outside the hustle and bustle of the city center of Florence, the hilltop Etruscan village of Fiesole provides the perfect day trip for relaxation. Fiesole is only a quick 20 minute bus ride from Piazza San Marco in the city center and offers a spectacular view of Florence from afar, if it’s not too foggy. Continue reading


Milan is known as one of the fashion capitals of the world. But for me, it’s all about the food. Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region of Italy and I was thrilled to visit this city since I hadn’t been to this region before! So in winter of 2013, Tommaso and I took the train there for a weekend to explore the city. Continue reading