August 6, 2018

Musings: My Love Affair With Italy – A Bucketlist

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Opera Tours Italy. 

I’ve been to Italy three times in the past few years and I will always want to go back and it explore a new place, town or city. From the classic places like Milan and Rome, there is so much waiting to be discovered around every corner.

Just where else do I to go? Or go again?


I loved Rome when I went and I didn’t think three days was merely enough, I could easily do another week there. Maybe even mix it up and try an Opera Tour; what better way to learn about a culture than through song, after food of course. Imagine being guided through the cobblestone streets and led to those ancient amphitheatres? For now, I’ll just show you some of my photos from 2015 trip:


Read more: Memoirs: When in Rome – Part One


When you think of Italy, Florence doesn’t come to mine first, you probably go straight to Rome, Venice or fashionable Milan. Florence on the other hand is famed for its small town feel and the big city Cathedral. Santa Maria del Fiore or for us who don’t speak Italian, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower is just one reason I want to visit this magical place, but taking in the renaissance such as Botticelli’s Venus is just another. Not only that, Pisa is only an hour or so away by train, so I’d be able tick two destinations off in one trip.

Read more: Memoirs: Solo Travels in Venice


The red buildings of Bologna stand in comparison to the rest of Italy. Not only that, the seven churches of Santo Stefano would make for great exploring and of course some beautiful photos. Whilst I may not be religious, I have an appreciation for churches as they have some of the most beautiful architecture in the world.

Read more: Memoirs: Me in Milan – Part One

The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is the place I imagine spending summers in my 30s just writing during the day and going back to my yacht at night. A girl can dream, right? Its a UNESCO world heritage site for a reason. From the pastel coloured houses to the famed lemons (random I know) and the warm Mediterranean sea, this coast is waiting for you… and me.

For now, I’ll just show you some snaps of my solo trip to Venice earlier this year:

What parts of Italy would you love to visit?

Char xo 

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Opera Tours Italy. 

6 responses to “Musings: My Love Affair With Italy – A Bucketlist”

  1. bingingonabudget says:

    Wow these pictures look amazing, I would love to travel to Italy. Which other countries are on you travel bucket list?

  2. I love Italy. It is also one of my favourite destinations. I love Florence and Cinque Terre. I’d love to go to Bologna!

  3. John Aiwone says:

    Fell for Italy for the same reasons when I hit Naples and Pompeii earlier in the year. It’s one of the few countries I’ve been to that I really want to go back to. Pompeii for me (no shade on Rome or Milan) is the home of Ancient Italian architecture and is just larger than life

    Great review as always. For places in Italy I wanna visit, Venice is a must by any means necessary! Florence, Parma and Sicily are up there cos they’re low-key cute plus I’ve got relatives in Parma 😉

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.