Vegan restaurants in Rome

Vegan restaurants in Rome

A few years ago, I had a vegan friend visit when I was living in Padua, and we traveled to Florence and Rome while he was here. I put together a list of some great restaurants with vegan options that we ate at in Florence, and I thought I’d write…

A bacaro tour of Venice

A bacaro tour of Venice

[Updated September 2021] Venice can be a bit of a mystery. I’ve been there countless times, and I still get lost. It can feel like one giant tourist trap in some places, with no authenticity in sight.  The first time I went to Venice, my friends and I were a…

How to spend a day in Taormina

How to spend a day in Taormina

How to spend a day in Taormina, Sicily Taormina is a picturesque town about 55 km northeast of Catania. She is home to places of extraordinary beauty, including an ancient Greek Amphitheater, and Isola Bella, an incredibly scenic beach with its own little island. Famed for its beauty, you really…

Visiting Mount Etna

Visiting Mount Etna

It’s a strange feeling, looking up at an active volcano from a city that you’re visiting. You’re sightseeing, walking along, having a gelato, laughing with your friends, talking about what you want for dinner, planning your beach trip for the following day, and then your eyes catch sight of it…