I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I lived in the states for 10 years where I married my wonderful hubby who made me move back to Italy a year ago. I’m so thankful for this. We currently live in Napoli. While I take care of the writing, he’s the photographer and takes care of the techy stuff I’m not so great at. We love exploring and this way end up finding beauty everywhere we are. It’s not so hard here
Growing up in Italy I thought it was alright. It wasn’t until I left and came back 10 years later that I realized what a gem this place is. Most people are familiar with the big cities such as Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, full of art and history and people everywhere. But when I went back to Italy I realized there is so much more. Caribbean like waters and beaches. Dramatic cliffs with turquoise natural pools that the braver ones and not so brave could dive in. Tiny medieval towns even most Italians don’t know about, where time stood still and people live as it if it were a different era. Stunning mountain chains, waterfalls and forests where hikers and nature lovers could explore unendingly. For a tiny country compared to many others, it really has it all.
Being Italian, every time I get back to the states everyone has a million questions for me about where to go in Italy, where to eat, how to get around and more. I’ve noticed that some end up not enjoying their trips because they end up falling into tourist traps (like bad food and over inflated prices) or they’re not city people and end up getting tired of walking miles and miles in crowded areas for an entire trip.
I want everyone to have the same amazing experience I’ve had travelling Italy, so I’m sharing some absolutely breathtaking, unique, and affordable gems just outside of the main tourist hubs.