Genoa is not Rome, Milan or Florence. It is not touristy or polished. In fact my first impression was that it was a bit gritty. But Genoa is authentic, it’s a real city and it is an open air museum. Give it a chance, and I promise you you won’t regret it. Plus it’s cheap and the food is great!
HOW TO GET TO GENOA
There are directs flight to Genoa which you can find using Skyscanner. Additionally as Genoa is a major city it is super well connected with all of Italy by train. My recommendation is that you bundle a trip to Genoa with one to Cinque Terre and Portofino.
Cinque Terre had been on my bucket list for ages (thanks to Instagram), and I managed to visit during Covid! The pictures of the gorgeous towns is something most of us probably recognise. Cinque Terre attracts 2.4 million visitors a year to trek, boat and train their way through its dramatic cliffs and picture perfect coastal villages.
WHAT IS CINQUE TERRE?
Cinque Terre is a stretch of the Italian Riviera which consists of five, UNESCO protected villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. They are all perched within the Cinque Terre National Park and protected by the sparkling Mediterranean Sea to the west.
Each village is its own beauty, most of them share the pastel buildings and pristine sea views, but each has its own different vibe. The Cinque Terre is located just south of Genoa in north-west Italy in the region of Liguria.
Do you live in London or have been too many times? Had enough of Big Ben? Then you’re in the correct place.
London is undoubtedly the best city in the world. Well, I may be biased, but it is pretty awesome. Part of its awesomeness is that there are unlimited things to do which range from simply the unknown to the most ridiculous. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of non touristy things to do in London. The list is never ending: as soon as I experience more non touristy things to do in London, I will include them here, so remember to pin this post.
NON TOURISTY THINGS TO DO IN LONDON
Have afternoon tea at a Cat Cafe
If you don’t know it already, Cat cafes are a thing. And London couldn’t be left behind in this feline trend. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium offers a chance to have tea with kittens roaming around. To add more to the fun, it’s vegan friendly! Just remember to book in advance.
One of my favourite things to do in Mykonos was to watch the sunsets every evening. It was like a ritual: leave the beach around two hours before the golden hour, get dressed, watch the sunset, dine and party. Being able to take photos with the golden hour glow was my guilty pleasure!
There are some key places in the island where watching the sunset becomes an experience. These places make a perfect cap off to a day in Mykonos!