Italy {Things I love}

Photo from Flickr Creative Commons - "Another bike on the wall" by Xavi
Well I can't say for sure that I love Italy yet since I'm not going there until July but I'm very excited about planning for my holiday.

I've found a few fantastic blogs to help with my planning:

Parla Food
A Dusty Olive Green
Design Sponge City Guides
Urban Travel Blog

I find blogs written by locals or expats living in the area a lot more useful than travel guides with their dry descriptions of tourist sights.  I love reading about the potential food I can eat and the quirky little shops down little alleyways.  And I love all the gorgeous photos.

I've also been researching by rewatching The Borgias.  It's a great way to learn about Italian history.

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