Hello! Thank you for stopping by Flashpacking Italy.

I’m Bridget Coleman, the founder of Flashpacking Italy, which is dedicated to helping you discover the best of Italy in style and comfort.

My website is for you if you are:

  • Searching for inspiration and destination guides that are based on first-hand knowledge
  • Someone wants to learn more about Italian culture

Who am I?

I’m a London-based full-time, award-winning travel blogger who is also a qualified pharmacist and has a PhD in Health Informatics. Unlike most travel bloggers out there, I’m well past my 20s and 30s.

But what I have lost in youth, I make up for in experience. And as my grey hairs have multiplied, so has my passion for Italy.

I first visited Italy in 1991 as part of an Interrail trip through Europe. Since then, I have returned more times than I can count. In the process, I have made lifelong Italian friends who have played a large part in helping me understand the culture and traditions of their homeland.

How I can help you to travel better

At Flashpacking Italy, I share my travel experiences, in Italy, and insights gained from long conversations with Italian friends over glasses of grappa. Combined, these will give you practical tips to help you make your travel dreams a reality.

My travel style is all about comfort. We are talking midrange budget here, with the odd splurge on luxury hotels and experiences.

Want to know more?

That’s easy.

Sit back in a chair, make yourself a cup of tea – or a glass of Prosecco – and have a peek at my site.  My aim is to inspire and inform and I hope you enjoy the website as much as I enjoy creating it.

Finally, feel free to contact me at any time for questions or just to chat! I love to hear from you; simply email me at hello@flashpackingitaly.com

Buon viaggio!