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Discovering The Magic of Rome

This post about how we discovered the magic of Rome was brought to you in partnership with Alice and Monarch.co.uk. I wouldn’t say that Rome immediately grabbed me. Yes, this probably seems odd seeing as it’s one of the great cities steeped in our lore and history, but nonetheless, I wasn’t fascinated as much as I thought I would be upon arrival. It was stinking hot and the first few meals we had...

What To Do In Rome: Your Travel Guide To This Historical City

This is it, the Active Backpacker guide about what to do in Rome. We explored the city and this is our list of things to do, from the big name stuff to the smaller gems we unearthed during our time amongst this epically historical place. No matter where you walk in Rome, you’re roaming in the footsteps of grand history. Ancient Roman stories and culture permeate so many facets of our lives that it’s...

Cinque Terre Hiking: The Most Beautiful Walk in Italy

Last summer we spent a few weeks travelling around Italy including an idyllic 5 days in the Cinque Terre hiking, swimming, eating and enjoying ourselves immensely. This beautiful spot along the Italian Riviera lies to the west of La Spezia in the Liguria region and is a world heritage listed site. It’s a “must-see” for anyone visiting Italy in my humble opinion. Riommagiore – the village we...

Foods of Italy: A Taste From Our Trip

Come on now, we all love Italian food. Even people who don’t do well with gluten still have to admit the foods of Italy are damn tasty! Lucky for us, we got to backpack around Italy in August and it was a culinary delight. This post is dedicated to the food from that trip, the smorgasbord of mouth-watering deliciousness that we sampled, rich as kings! Try not to get too hungry, I know I did just putting this...

Cinque Terre: The Five World Heritage Listed Villages with Trudy

The lovely Trudy chimes in with her thoughts from a recent visit to the gorgeous Cinque Terre and its five villages in Italy. Cinque Terre has always been somewhere that was very high on my travel bucket list. As a teenage girl my Mum lived in Monterosso with her family for a short while and her stories about eating fresh foccacias every morning, walking between the villages and living in a beautiful Italian...

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