I’ve now been to Italy three times, my first trip was solo. I had left a toxic job and asked for 2 weeks before starting another to shed the negative energy. I walked around Rome and Florence just taking photos and popping into any restaurant that did not have English menu.
For the next few days I’m in Rimini, a popular summer destination – although not so popular in the autumn. But that’s okay because I’m here to speak at an Italian travel bloggers conference – TBDI. Most of the time will be in a convention centre but tonight I am free to explore.
The view from the river. Reminds me so much of other cities in Italy like Pisa or Florence with beautiful lights at night.
A random shop with no one working, just vending machines…
I snuck my camera into a window of a restaurant kitchen, while there are many men working it’s clear it’s the woman running the show.
Once a fishing town. These placards are the names of fishermen who lived in the house. Here there were 6 in the family.
It’s a bit chilly but everyone is still outside eating I love the culture of food here.
The reason why I wish I were staying longer. I have no idea what a cichetteria but I would love to find out!
And while I’m not staying long in Rimini I’m not really worried on what I may be missing out on. Italy is the kind of place where you know you’ll come back time after time. I’ve been in this country 3 times already but I know a fourth, fifth and sixth is inevitable.