A Winters Day in Florence

A Winters Day in Florence

I was rather on the sad side when I realised that the day we docked in Tuscany would be a very chilly one. I'd wanted to go to Florence for months since we'd begun docking regularly at its closest port city of Livorno, but work timings had always prevented me from getting too far away [...]

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One Day in Naples

One Day in Naples

When I declared to anyone on the ship who would listen that I was 'soooo excited' that we were docking in Naples, I mostly heard back replies along the lines of 'I hate Naples, it's a dangerous place,' 'I won't bother getting off the ship that day,' and 'Naples is dirty.' In fact, not one [...]

What I Learnt From 2 Days in Rome (Dreams Come True: The Sequel)

What I Learnt From 2 Days in Rome (Dreams Come True: The Sequel)

When I was eight years old, I wrote to Girl Talk (a comic for like-minded eight year old girls across England), telling them that I had loved learning about the Romans so much at school that it was my ultimate dream to learn even more about the Romans, in my own spare time. The editors [...]

If You Go to Marche, Make Sure You Do This: 

If You Go to Marche, Make Sure You Do This: 

Marche is one of the least-visited regions in Italy. That's not to say that nobody ever goes there, it's just that people have far more pressing matters to be getting on with when venturing to Italy, like seeing Rome, or Pompeii, or Venice, or basically any of about twenty other must-see-before you die locations. It [...]