Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Bologna and Milan, hindsight is 20/20

Upon arriving in Bologna, north of Florence, I attempted to check in at Bologna Bed and Breakfast. After ringing the doorbell several times and standing around for 10 minutes, I … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Florence, Cultural Highlight of Italy (July 2013)

Florence is one of the most historically significant cities in Italy. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is full of Renaissance architecture (the famous red dome of … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

When In Rome (July 2013)

This summer during my marathon Europe trip, I stopped in Rome for 3 days. It was enough time to see lots of fascinating places and get a feel for the … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pompeii and Herculaneum (June 2013)

Visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum, just south of Naples, was so much fun. These cities were so mindblowing to see. They felt so alive. It was easy to imagine daily life … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amalfi Coast – Sorrento and Positano (June 2013)

After leaving Naples, I spent a few days on the Amalfi Coast visiting Sorrento and Positano. Sorrento is a welcoming cliffside town that is known for its lemoncello. It’s delicious! … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Isle of Capri

While staying in Naples, I visited Capri with a new friend I’d met at my hostel. The island of Capri is known for its stunning natural beauty, caprese salad, and … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

I hated Naples, Italy

At the end of June I traveled to Naples, Italy. I didn’t particularly want to see Naples, but I thought it would be a good home-base from which to see … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

Trip Overview: Numbers, Faves, Least Faves

Between June 22nd and August 7th, I backpacked around Europe. It’s going to take forever to make posts about all the places I went to, so for now, I’ve written … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Italy so far

Six days in Italy so far and it’s been go go go. I’ll write about Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Sorrento, and Positano once my trip ends, when I have more … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cinque Terre (last stop in Italy, March 2013)

The Cinque Terre are five tiny towns on the Italian Riviera, all squeezed tightly between the sea and the cliffside vineyards. Half a dozen stairways wind up the hills, serving … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy

Siena was a wonderful place to call home for 2 days. It’s a small town with a homey atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly locals. Because of the short train ride … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

O Sole Mio – Venice, Italy

After my grandmother and brother spent a few days with me in Madrid, we headed to Italy. Venice was our first stop. We only had about 1 and a quarter … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · Leave a comment