Urban Travel Blog

Author: Giulia Riva

Rome-based Giulia, known to her followers as Giulia Blocal, is a lover of unconventional destinations, street art, urban landscapes and hidden spots, all of which she covers on her blog. More on Giulia here.

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bristol city break

Fun, friendly and fiercely independent, Urban Travel Blog advocates investing in the Bristol Pound and heading West for a wild adventure in the UK’s counter-culture capital. Words & photos by Giulia Riva. Better known for the graffiti on its streets than the paintings in its museums, Bristol is the de…

rome-horse-riding

There’s no need to gallop off into the countryside, because here in Rome horse-riding is going urban. We sent our local correspondent Giulia Riva to saddle an Italian stallion and find out more… Like every little girl growing up, I used to love unicorns and horses. While it proved impossible…

seven-world-destinations

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do!” Giulia Riva is our Rome-based, born-and-bred, blogger and she’s here to show us how best to spend €500 in the Eternal City… come rain or shine. My first day back to work after a wonderful summer trip to Portugal and I was…

rome-things-to-do

Already thrown your two cents in the Trevi Fountain? Well what next? Here is our Rome-based expert Giulia Riva with her seven favourite "alternative" hotspots in the Italian capital...