surprising facts about italy

Surprising facts about Italy 

Are you obsessed with trivia? I am. I’m the type of person who trawls the internet for useless facts that whilst I’ll never use in any meaningful conversation somehow make me feel warm inside.  If you are as intrigued as I am, feast your eyes on some of these interesting facts about Italy and think about the next time you can impress a stranger with your worldly knowledge.  The water cooler will never be the same again… Continue reading “Surprising facts about Italy ”

Becoming a mum: year one

The last year has flown by in a flurry of nappies, sleepless nights, endless photos, late night cuddles, what-the-hell-am-i-doing? moments and love so strong I didn’t know it existed.  And despite the bags under my eyes, the extra kilos, the sleep deprived bickering and the not-so-attractive bits which I’m sure weren’t like that before, I’m proud (and relieved) to say that we have survived year one.  I am now the proud owner mother of a hyperactive toddler and a new chapter of mishaps and misadventure lies before me. So what have I learnt? Continue reading “Becoming a mum: year one”

The best waterfalls in Calabria

Calabria has a wealth of natural attractions from beautiful coastline to rugged mountains.  If lying in the baking sun gets too much for you, you can always find refuge by taking a plunge in a gorgeous waterfall.  After a good trek through the Calabrian countryside there is nothing more satisfying than stumbling upon water cascading down  a mountain and in the height of summer it is even better.  Here are some of the best waterfalls to visit in Calabria. Continue reading “The best waterfalls in Calabria”

Romantic places to get married in Calabria 

Romance.  Derived from the Latin Romanicus meaning from Rome. Is it any wonder that Italy and love are so intrinsically linked?  Romeo and Juliet. Verona.  Amore.  If you’re thinking of tying the knot, there is little better than an Italian wedding. If you have your heart set on tying the knot in the land of romance, how about considering Calabria.  When it comes to beauty Calabria has it all and with amazing food and great weather, there is more than one reason to say “I do“. Continue reading “Romantic places to get married in Calabria ”

10 reasons why Calabria should be your holiday destination for 2017

Summer is just around the corner. Gym memberships are on the rise, diet plans are being googled and most people are starting to think about where they can get away for a relaxing break.  If you haven’t booked yet, why don’t you consider Calabria? Here’s a few reasons why you really should. Continue reading “10 reasons why Calabria should be your holiday destination for 2017”

Stylish Stilo

I don’t know about you but when I think of Italian villages I imagine picturesque hamlets of cobbled streets and crumbling brickwork, punctuated by church spires and little old ladies dressed in black hanging out their washing. I imagine old men sitting outside their houses in the narrow streets on fold down chairs, playing cards, smoking cigarettes and arguing loudly as they gesticulate like mad. This is exactly what I stumbled upon the first time I visited Stilo. Continue reading “Stylish Stilo”