Surprise Getaway to Milan

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I was floating around on Groupon looking at holidays and saw a mystery getaway pop up. At a bargain price you say three dates and three airports and this determines where you are going on holiday. I wasn’t sure about taking the risk with my children too but as it was our fifteenth wedding anniversary … Read more

Siena in Tuscany Italy

Siena in Tuscany Italy the view

If visiting Tuscany then I recommend a visit to Siena; set on three hills with the Piazza del Campo at its centre, reached by winding alleyways and steep staircases. Founded by Senius and Ascanio sons of Remus (twin to Romulus who founded Rome), with statues of the wolf feeding twins spotted throughout. Declared as a … Read more

10 Things to know Before Visiting Tuscany

10 Things to know Before Visiting Tuscany

Tuscany is most certainly one of those places that should be on everyone’s travel bucket lists.  Known for its beautiful landscapes, architecture, history, art and culture as well as fine wines and cheeses. With its central location Tuscany is also a great place to stay for access to travelling to other parts of Italy. Italy … Read more

How to Visit Italy on a Budget

Italy on a budget

Regular readers will know that I like to get the most out of my money and when I first took a look at travelling to Italy I knew it was going to cost more than our usual holidays. Still determined to get the costs down I had a look into ways to make it cheaper. … Read more

Easter in Italy

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We went to Figline Valdarno in Italy for Easter: Italians celebrate Easter over the course of five days – starting with a wide range of religious and folklorist events: Holy Thursday – churches open their doors and welcome followers to visit their elaborately flower-decorated altars to pay respect to Jesus during his time of death … Read more

Half Marathon Training Tapering Easter Holidays

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Heading closer to the Half Marathon big day and feeling more nervous. Really wanting to put in the extra mileage but actually hurting so much that I have been worried about running at all! It is now that I am fearing that I won’t make it. Worrying whether it is advisable to switch which trainers … Read more