Known for its food, sunshine, volcano and the mafia, Sicily is an island you want on your bucket list. We travelled from west (Palermo) to east (Catania) by train over a couple of days. Here’s what we got up to:


Like a Roman

2017 saw me seduced by the city of Rome, twice. For all the serenity that its rich history brings, it is not a city to be underestimated. Stepping off the train for the first time was the moment I realised how hectic of a city it was. 

The Vatican

It was a long day, but one of my best. Everything I loved about Italy was waiting for me inside Vatican City. No trip to Rome is complete without a day spent here, whether you're religious or not.

Falling for Florence

It's the city I was most excited to visit and pretty much as soon as I arrived, it was my favourite. I smiled for no particular reason while strolling through the walkable city. The tell-tale sign for me that I really love a place: leaving with a longing to return.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Italy

Here are the top 10 things I love about Italy. It encompasses everything that my 3 month stay was all about. Few places in the world will have this much to offer. Its an overload of the best kind. It also answers the mind boggling question I am sometimes asked: "Why Italy?"


I can't say enough about Milan. Along with Johannesburg, it's my favourite city in the world; being there just makes me happy. I was lucky enough to visit twice and each time left me wanting more. This visit to Milan marked my last couple of days in Italy. I decided to split them between touristy-things and fashion.