A guide to great gelato in Rome

Italy

A guide to great gelato in Rome

As beer is to the Czech Republic, gelato is to Italy. A staple, something you’ll find on every street in every Italian city in the world. It’s smooth, it’s delicious and whilst gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, there are some key differences in the two.

As part of my trip to Rome I took upon myself to find out more about gelato – how it’s made, how to spot good stuff from bad and most importantly, where to find the best gelato in Rome.

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!

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The ultimate foodies guide to Rome

Italy

The ultimate foodies guide to Rome

Honestly, Italy is a place where all my foodie dreams come true. Amazing pizza, simple and delicious pasta, anti-pasti for days, prosecco on tap and the much famed aperitivo time make this the ultimate food and drink based destination for me.

But like many huge cities, especially ones that attract millions of tourists each year, it can be hard to find the really good stuff. Don’t worry – I ate a lot of food on my recent trip to Rome and I’ve got a complete Foodies Guide to this amazing city.

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A Love Letter To Swanage

Dorset

A Love Letter To Swanage

Swanage. My one true love and my first taste of paradise. There you sat, all jaunty and all unassuming at the bottom of the world where the land meets the sea, meets the sky. You had sand, not the tropical kind, but rugged, misshapen sand which blew across the road in the wind and formed perfect peaks of salty, stony mess.

You weren’t tropical, you weren’t especially warm and you weren’t everyone’s cup of tea.

But you were mine, and you were beautiful.

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The ultimate foodies guide to Lisbon

Portugal

The ultimate foodies guide to Lisbon

If you’ve read my Lisbon city guide, you will know that I fell hook line and sinker for this incredible city. The culture, the architecture and the very very pretty vistas grabbed in a way like no other has. But then you add the food into the bargain and its love, forever.

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so well, so often and so varied when I’ve been on a city break, but the options for decent grub were there on every corner. In this food guide I’m going to take you through some of the more traditional food and drink offers, and then I’m going to tell you where to find the best of the best.

Buckle up, and don’t read this when you are hungry!

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Naples City Guide – the craziest place in Italy?

Italy

Naples City Guide – the craziest place in Italy?

I’ll be honest. Naples was never on my list of places to visit, particularly in Italy. I haven’t seen Milan OR Venice yet, and I’m also super keen to visit Bologna and Perugia. But, I found myself planning the last stop of our Italian road trip to be Naples.

You see, I really really really wanted to visit Pompeii and Naples seemed like a sensible place to base ourselves in for this endeavour (you can also base yourself in Sorrento, but due to the time of year we wanted to stick firmly to city options). But was I just writing off Naples as nothing more than a stop gap? Turns out, I totally was.

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