Northern Italy through my Olympus XA2

Rocca Maggiore Olympus XA2

For my birthday this year, I received an Olympus XA2 35mm rangefinder camera from the 80’s! I wanted a lightweight, compact device that I could easily carry around with me on a day to day basis. The Olympus XA2 is a great quality user-friendly camera that allows me to do just that! Not only is it perfectly portable it brings back the authenticity of photography for me. For example, although […]

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A Week in Assisi; A Hilltop Dream | What to do

When you think of the city of Assisi, you might be picturing a medieval town that Franciscan pilgrims flock to all year round OR maybe, you’ve simply never heard of it at all! I can definitely relate to the latter. When my mom told me we would be spending five days in Assisi, I immediately took to Google and Pinterest. I wanted to see what I could find out about […]

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A Day in Sestri Levante; A Day trip from Milan

I’m back with another travel post today! This one’s all about a beautiful little beach town I visited this past May called Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante. After a full week of sightseeing and day trips around Northern Italy, it was time for some serious R&R. We decided that our final day trip destination needed to include lounging by a beach! Cinque Terre would have been a fantastic option […]

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An Evening in Verona; A Day Trip from Milan

Although it is most famously known for being the supposed hometown of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona has a whole lot more to offer than the tiny balcony that tourists from all over the world pile into the city to see! We arrived in Verona at around 4 P.M after a gorgeous day in Sirmione on Lake Garda. It was a Saturday evening and the city’s main square, Piazza Bra, […]

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A Day Around Lake Garda; A Day Trip from Milan

For the sake of keeping this post short and sweet, I divided my day trip to Lake Garda and Verona into two separate posts. Although it is feasible to visit both in a day, I wouldn’t recommend it! Instead, I would suggest making two separate trips in order to get a really good feel for each city. We knew we’d be squeezing a lot into a very short period of time, but we […]

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A Day Around Lake Como; A Day Trip from Milan

Should you only have the time to make one day trip from Milan, make it Lake Como! It’s the perfect destination for some R&R after a long week of sightseeing in the big city. Not only is it an ideal spot for relaxation, but it also happens to offer some of the most incredible views! It’s hard to put into words just  how beautiful it really is. In fact, my pictures […]

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A Day in Bergamo

I knew there were a plethora of beautiful cities in Italy I had yet to see. What I didn’t realize was just how impressed I would be with each new discovery! One particular city you may not have heard of is Bergamo. I assume it’s because there aren’t any major attractions drawing in a large amount of tourists. However, if you’re interested in breathtaking views and medieval cities, you’re likely to […]

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5 Amazing Day Trips from Milan

Milan is an excellent home base for several beautiful day trip destinations in and around the Lombardy region, as I mentioned in my “A Week in Milan” post. If I haven’t yet managed to convince you that Milan is worth a visit, perhaps these day trip possibilities will make you reconsider! I have to admit, we had intended to do a few more trips (including Lake Maggiore & Lugano, Switzerland) but, unfortunately, […]

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Eating in Milano; On a budget

I did a little bit of eating (okay, a LOT a bit of eating) during my stay in Milan. Here is a list of some of the most noteworthy eateries I came across, categorized by neighbourhood that won’t break your bank! I doubt you’ll be disappointed by any of these. Buon Appetito! PORTA GARIBALDI 1. La Fabbrica      If you are craving a classic thin crust Italian pizza, La Fabbrica […]

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A Week in Milan; A City Worth Visiting

As I mentioned in my previous post, I just recently got back from a 3 week vacation in Northern Italy! The primary purpose of my trip was to visit my sister who has been living in Milan for the past three months. Prior to my stay, I really had low expectations of what the city had to offer. Based on what I had been reading and what I had heard […]

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