Italian Allure Travel Blog
Discover the best reasons to visit Italy

  • Portofino paradise..

    Small or large Portofino is larger than life! Brad & George were unfortunately not in sight, I looked yet I could only find the Casino Royal! Watermelon has been my favorite shade for quite some time now and it is everywhere along the Italian Riviera.

  • The Italian Riviera..

    Last night looking out to see the glimmer of the rising moon brought on some wonderful dreams  and I slept like a baby! La Spiagga privata in Santa Margherita This little seaside paradise is where I have just spent my last 3 days relaxing, soaking up the sun.  I don’t… Read more »

  • Benvenuto all Riviera in Italia..

    La Spiagga Santa Margherita Its time to relax now, I feel at ease, lazy days await spending lounging on deck chairs from the Italian Riviera to an island in Tuscany then all the way down to the Amalfi Coast.  All I can say is benvenuto all’Italia!  xmm

  • Roses and Roses..

    Copyright Melissa Martin Roses Costes Dani Roses Copyright Melissa Martin A truly charming flower shop in Rue Saint-Honore, Paris Roses Costes Dani Roses, it’s impossible to walk past and not stop you in your tracks.  Not just the romantic display yet the aroma from the large bouquets is like no… Read more »

  • Au revoir Paris..

    I love Paris in the spring time!!! Summer, autumn and winter too, yet preferably the warmer months, I thank Paris for the extra kilo that I have just put on, after four day’s of indulging in breakfast consisting of pain aux raisins, cappuccino’s, and some of the best gourmet pastries, not… Read more »

  • Pizza fit for kings!

    What a grand pizza! Inside the glass doors lay a giant size pizza with the works!!!  Whilst aimlessly wandering around the circular maze of streets on the outer edges of Siena in Tuscany I stumbled upon this marvelously large and delicious looking pizza.  It drew me in immediately.   Doesn’t… Read more »

  • Camogli at dusk

    Camogli in the Italian Riviera Camogli has to be one of the prettiest and more relaxed fishing towns on the Italian Riviera located at the foot of the Portofino mountains.  Just a stones throw away from riches and luxury this little town I am sure was built by some romantics… Read more »

  • Paraggi Beach – Italian Riviera

      Paradise on Paraggi beach in Portofino, Italy It took me many trips to realise that Paraggi beach or any beach existed in Portofino, which I’d say is some of the most prime real estate on the Italian Riviera.  There are very few hotels all of which can very quickly… Read more »

  • The Cupola on top of St. Peter’s Basilica

    The Vatican City looking down from the Cupola on top of St. Peter’s Basilica Ever wondered where the Pope actually lives inside the Vatican City, what his house looks like?  Have you been to the Vatican City or seen inside St. Peter’s Basilica and then made the courageous climb to… Read more »

  • Venice water taxis – Speed Luxury & Convenience!

    Speed, luxury & convenience in Venice! For quite a lot extra traveling in style around the canals of Venice is worth every penny.  Yes its quick and a little agile yet you can see yourself in the floorboards of these pristine vessels they are so shinny, and lets face it… Read more »

  • Viva Rosa Ristorante – Burano, Venezia

    All over Italy I have always tried to avoid the masses when dining out. Its a given if you follow the crowd to the water front or head straight to the town’s main piazza there is no doubt you will be sitting next to everyone and anyone aside from the… Read more »

  • Isola di Ponza – Lazio

    La Spiaggia – Chiaia di LunaImage copyright of Melissa Martin When many Roman’s decide to take off for a weekend in the sun a most popular choice is the Island of Ponza.  One of the most beautiful beaches being la spiaggia Chiaia di Luna (and there are many amazing seaside… Read more »