Essential tips and things to know when visiting Venice (including 2 maps)

(This post about things to know when visiting Venice was updated in 2019)   The beautiful city of Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Italy and features on many bucket lists. If you are planning to visit it is useful to be aware of essential tips and things to know when visiting […]

Best books about Italy

Best books about Italy featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

Are you planning a trip to beautiful Italy? Or are you simply looking for some inspiration for your next travels? I love reading about new places before I go. It helps gain an understanding and a sense of the culture and history.  Actually seeing the places you have read about makes it even more special […]

A guide to traveling on the Bernina Express

the-bernina-express | A Trip on the Bernina Express featured by top internation travel blog, Tracy's Travels in Time

(This post about traveling on the Bernina Express was updated in 2019) The Bernina Express is consistently found in lists of the most scenic train journeys around the world. The Bernina line runs from Italy to Switzerland (or vice versa) starting/ending in the Italian town of Tirano and starting/ending in the Swiss town of Chur. […]

What to See and Do in 2 days in Florence

Things to see and do in Florence in 2 days featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

(This post about 2 days in Florence was updated in November 2018)   Who does not dream of visiting the Italian city of Florence? With its wonderful architecture, stunning artworks and fascinating history no trip to Italy would be complete without spending time in the city that was the birthplace of the Renaissance. If you […]

One day in Milan – an itinerary to make the most of your visit!

Milan Cathedral

  If you only have one day in Milan you may be wondering exactly what you can see in this short period of time. Although I had been to Italy on many occasions we had only changed trains in Milan and continued on our journey without seeing anything of the city. On a recent train […]

A guide to the best things to do in Venice Italy

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN VENICE ITALY I have visited Venice in Italy  5 times and it never fails to delight. I can think of no-where else on earth quite like Venice. I love the crossing from the mainland to Venice on the train and walking out of the train station to the view of the Grand […]