I woke up in the morning to the sounds of pigeons somewhere close to my window. I took a look at my mobile and saw it wasn’t later than 6am. Or 7 in Finnish time. Normally it would have been time to wake up already but not today. I was in Rome, it’s Easter Sunday, and … More Breathing
The only thing I had in my mind when I passed by Piazza Navona next to my place, was lunch. Ristorante, pizzeria, trattoria, panificio… In each corner there were dozens of options which to choose from, most of them in this area unfortunate tourist traps, though. But that I didn’t mind, I knew exactly where I was going … More Little piece of heaven
It was one of those warm spring days in Rome on Easter Saturday when you can feel the promise of the summer in the air. I stepped on the Leonardo Express at the airport to get as soon as possible to the heart of the city – I couldn’t wait to see the familiar places that … More The promise of summer
Once you’ve tasted the real Neapolitan pizza, there is no going back. There is an association even that supervises and trains how to make the real Neapolitan pizza, all starting from the water with right pH level and ending into the amount of time it is allowed to be in the oven. In Naples you’ll … More Pizza
Though some people claim that Naples is unsafe, ugly city full of garbage, I’d say that it’s one of the most authentic places that is still left in Italy. It’s history is so fascinating and there is such a beauty behind all these near-to-collapse facades, that you can never experience anything like that anywhere … More The underworld of Naples
After spending almost 2 weeks in that Italian hassle and noise around me, it was quite a reverse culture shock to come back to Finland where the total silence surrounded me… I still haven’t fully recovered, I feel like something is missing when I can’t hear any noises to my apartment and streets are still … More Recovering from the culture shock
I feel like I just returned from my previous travels, and now I’m heading back already… This time the journey takes me to Naples, Procida and Amalfi for 10 days! At the same time all the Italians are having their vacations, too, so I’m really looking forward to see how the locals spend their days … More (Almost) Ready to take off!
The Grand Summer Tour continued from Budapest to Milan and though I love Italy and have seen many of its most well-known regions and cities, in Milan I had been only once before, and only for one day. So now it was finally time to discover what it has to offer. The main reason why … More Milan: industrial, expensive and ugly…?
I got home couple of weeks ago from my Grand Summer Tour in Italy, and for the past weeks I’ve tried to adapt to this Finnish summer again… The weather here has been pretty bad this summer, unless you like rain, below +20 degrees temperatures and heavy wind… so when I landed in Helsinki and … More Arrivals… and departures
Palermo was my last stop in Sicily, but though one might think that after all those amazing places that I saw before, a big city like Palermo wouldn’t have that much to offer anymore. Well, one couldn’t be more wrong in that assumption! Compared to Taormina and Cefalù, Palermo really is a city. A Sicilian city … More The urban jungle: Palermo