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At the end of August we spent a week in Florence with my family. Compiling this post, it's no wonder we were all so tired by the end of it – we did so much. It's a city with a lot of things to do, art galleries, markets, viewpoints, eating your… Read more of "Things to do in Florence"

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I've been a Wes Anderson fan for a long time (favourite film: The Royal Tennenbaums, or maybe Darjeeling Limited, but The Grand Budapest Hotel was great too, ok I love them all). So when we ended up in Milan for a couple of days this spot was at the top… Read more of "Special Places: Wes Anderson's Bar Luce in Milan"

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In September, we spent 6 weeks in Italy. We travelled by train from Rome down to Naples and Puglia, and then back up to Bologna, eating everything we could along the way. Song: April Kisses – Eddie Lang. For all the deets, have a look at my posts on Italy: 48… Read more of "La dolce vita, Italy (video edition)"

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Emilia-Romagna is widely considered to have the best food in Italy. Now, I'm not saying that's the only reason we decided to spend a month there, but it may have been a factor. The area is home to a lot of Italian favourites, like parmesan cheese, stuffed pastas and tagliatelle… Read more of "What to eat in Emilia-Romagna, Italy"

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Bologna's historic buildings are covered in tags, with new ones popping up all the time. Like Lisbon and George Town, street art is encouraged in Bologna. But if you want to see the good stuff, you need to get out of the city centre. Via del Lavoro Northeast of the… Read more of "A street art guide to Bologna"

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We arrived in Bologna on a Tuesday evening after a long train journey from southern Italy. As we walked around the city on that first night, all we could talk about was when to come back – a month didn't seem like long enough. The thing is, Bologna is beautiful. It… Read more of "Bologna la rossa"