Italian Allure Travel Blog
Discover the best reasons to visit Italy

  • 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 »

  • Villa Doria Pamphili a Roma..

    Villa Doria Pamphili After meeting the head of one of the Pamphili households and her 4 children at their home in the centre of Rome, I had to find out more about this family who are historically entrenched in the Catholic church and are famous throughout.  The Palazzo Doria Pamphili… Read more »

  • Caffe Giacosa / Roberto Cavalli – Just Cavalli, Florence

        Caffè Giacosa, Via della Spada 10, Firenze 50123 Florence, Italy   Irresistible and luxurious, serving a great cocktail, the Roberto Cavalli cafe in the heart of Florence is to die for, you will never see such a well dressed unnderstatibly cool crowd focusing on each other.   In… Read more »

  • Roma – Piazza delle Coppelle

      Piazza delle Coppelle is in the heart of Rome only a stones throw away from the beautiful Pantheon.  Leaving the Pantheon head straight down via della Maddalena, take a left into via delle Coppelle and a right up into the piazza, many a day and evening I have enjoyed… Read more »

  • Rome – Salotto 42 in Piazza di Pietra

    Salotto 42 is where local fashionista corporates head for aperitivo hour after work on a Thursday or Friday early evening.  Step inside to be greeted by exceptionally easy on the eye bar staff who will make you in my opinion the best caprioska and bellini in Rome.  Lounge back into… Read more »

  • Rome – Il Pantheon

    The temple dedicated as a worship to all the Gods of ancient Rome is Il Pantheon, located in the centre of Rome in Piazza della Rotonda.  This ancient monument is one of Rome’s best preserved and is unbelievably spectacular to be standing underneath.  Il Pantheon is my favorite monument in… Read more »

  • Rome – market day in Campo dei Fiori

    Every Saturday one of Rome’s oldest markets comes alive early in the morning until mid afternoon, where you can buy fresh flowers, home grown fruit & vegetables, excellent quality fish, and the odd tea towel and cooking utensils which will save you a trip to Ikea if you are purely… Read more »