Two Days in Budapest: An Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal

stone sculpture of a pensive angel seen during two days in budapest

With its medley of Ottoman and Habsburg influences, Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. From strolling through its photogenic Old Town to gazing at Gresham Palace’s Art Nouveau grandeur to visiting Europe’s most magnificent synagogue, there’s something for every traveller So what are the best things to do in two days in Budapest? […]

A Perfect Day in Nuremberg Old Town: Itinerary & Self-Guided Walking Tour

stone bridge in nuremberg old town

Featuring glorious medieval architecture, a meandering river crisscrossed with historic bridges and a clutch of excellent museums, Nuremberg is a superb addition to any Germany itinerary. The Altstadt (Old Town) is small and friendly with characterful restaurants serving generous portions of hearty Franconian food. It’s one of my favourite German cities. Make the most of […]

A 3-Day Florence Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal

panoramic view of florence italy

I fell head over heels with Florence as a wide-eyed 20-something solo traveller on her first big trip to Europe. During the next thirty years, that passion was rekindled over more repeat visits than I can count. Walk in the footsteps of Michelangelo and the Medici with my 3-day Florence itinerary. As well as including […]

25 Famous Landmarks in Florence You’ll Adore

people on walking of the terrace of red dome of cathedral which is one of the famous landmarks in florence

Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is one of the most recognisable cities on the planet. From Brunelleschi’s awe-inspiring cathedral dome to the medieval Ponte Vecchio spanning the River Arno, it has enough attractions to see you through several visits. But which of Florence’s buildings, monuments and churches should you see if you only have […]