Bologna – the city of arcades

Bologna – the university capital of Italy, the city that is home to the first medical university in the Western world, the city that is synonymous with architecture, art, music, creativity, history and culture, the city that is famous as the gastronomic capital of Italy and housed in the most renowned gastronomic region of ItalyContinue reading “Bologna – the city of arcades”

Stilo – the city of the Sun

While I’ve visited a few borghi in Italy, the borgo of Stilo is one of my favourites. You may wonder, “Well, what is a borgo/borghi in the first place, and secondly, where on earth is Stilo?!” So, I’ll first address that, before diving into what makes Stilo unique and beautiful. A borgo: A borgo isContinue reading “Stilo – the city of the Sun”

Catania and Mt. Etna

The 2nd largest city of Sicily, blessed with the views of the volcanic Mt. Etna on one side and the Ionian sea offering beaches on the other; and having an airport that facilitates air traffic from almost all of Europe’s major cities – does one need more reasons to visit Catania?! From the first sightContinue reading “Catania and Mt. Etna”

Venice & The Venetian Lagoon

Venice, Murano, Burano, Torcello Yes, I’m writing about Venice and the islands in the Venetian lagoon. Venice is special for me because it was the first ever long solo trip that I was taking. It was also the first long trip that I was taking in Italy. Who knew then that I’d fall in loveContinue reading “Venice & The Venetian Lagoon”