Sometimes I plan my travels far in advance, sometimes I get impulsive and book my flights the night before. My trip to Florence was one of those times.

In September 2014 I had just moved back to Edinburgh, while Rickie was in Italy completing a two-months scholarship programme in Florence. I've always dreamt of experiencing this part of Italy and who else would suit for a better company than him. The timing was suitable in relation to my studies, the tickets were not too expensive and hey, free accommodation! So the following week we were adventuring in Florence, Venice and Cinque Terre together - and it was one of the best moments of my life.

In Florence we went on top of the Duomo, in Venice we checked out La Biennale di Venezia (an International Architecture Festival A.K.A. Rickie's DisneyLand), in Cinque Terre we hiked between the villages and much, much more. And don't even get me started on all the delicious food we ate. Overall, an unforgettable week!