Couple walking on a tree in Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain

The 7 best parks to visit in Madrid | Spain

During my almost two years in Madrid, I had the opportunity to visit the city as a tourist but also as a local.
Whenever I had the chance to, I loved to take the metro or walk to explore its parks.
I know that during the summer the city can get extremely warm, and parks are a great place to seek for heat relief while continuing to visit the city.

Here below you can find my top 7 favorite parks that I think you would love and should add to your travel list!

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5 green ideas to visit Northern Italy

As we all know, Italy is one of the best countries to visit. Its food, its culture and its UNESCO sites will make your travel list a pretty long one.
If you are a nature lover, however, you might not be aware of some of the best spots to visit the North-Eastern part. Most of them are, in fact, only known to locals or to those who have already visited them.

Let me share with you my favorite five spots, hoping they will inspire you to bring comfortable shoes in your luggage and will make you live a unique experience in Italy.

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5 idee per gite in natura nel nord-est Italia

Le gite in giornata per stare in mezzo alla natura sono sempre state la mia salvezza:
una pausa dalla frenesia della routine settimanale e un modo per riempirmi di energia e di ispirazione.
Molti luoghi naturali sono delle realtà piccole e purtroppo conosciute molto spesso solamente a livello locale o da chi li frequenta.

In questo post troverai alcune idee per principianti per metterti un paio di scarpe comode e partire appena puoi!

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5 things that can help you with your Reverse Culture Shock

This weird phenomenon sounded like some sort of metropolitan myth, until it actually happened to me.
And I honestly don’t exactly know why I’m using the past tense here – I’ve been back in Italy for almost three weeks and I’m still in the process of realising it.

Reverse cultural shock

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Verona | being home and setting boundaries

This first week back in Italy and in my hometown has been incredibly confusing and challenging.

Living abroad is really hard, too, but I couldn’t have ever imagined that coming back would have been on the same, if not worse, level.

After two years abroad and two more living in another city, I knew that this (temporary) transition into my parents’ house wouldn’t be an easy one since the very beginning.

I have found myself crying countless times by now.
The other day I woke up all lost as I really wished I could be back with my Madrid toilet. Yes, I’m that lost.


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Vivere in una città non è mai come visitarla.

Ero stata a Lisbona nel 2016, mi aveva affascinata, ma sapevo che passarci 5 giorni non era come viverci per un periodo.

Alle Azzorre ormai era bassa stagione, e dopo aver meditato sul fatto che era arrivato il momento per me di cambiare, ho comprato un biglietto per la capitale portoghese. Per la settimana successiva.

Avevo esattamente una settimana per trovare dove stare.