Bloggers in Mantua!

Bloggers in Mantua!

11 April 2016

We’re packing our bags and preparing the final touches for our #inLombardia365 tour in Mantua, set to kick off Friday April 15th! Today we’re taking a look at some of the Bloggers who will accompany us on the adventure through culture, history, and lots and lots of food… Without further ado, our Bloggers!

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Lola Akinmade of Geotaveler’s Niche

Lola Akinmade Åkerström is an award-winning travel writer, blogger, and photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her photography has been featured by National Geographic Creative and she loves exploring culture through food, tradition, and everyday lifestyles. She is also the editor of Slow Travel Stockholm and co-founder of the NordicTB Collective of travel storytellers.

As you’re preparing for Mantua, what’s on your must-pack list?

Exploring the Italian Capital of Culture means  getting up close to Rennaisance details in low light situations and I’ll be packing fixed lenses as well as a wide angle lens to try to capture as much of Mantua’s beauty as possible. I love connecting with people so I am looking forward to taking a lot of close up portaits of residents and artisans with those fixed lenses while exploring the city.

What are you looking forward to on this trip to Mantua?

I love getting beneath a culture through its gastronomy, slow traditions, and everyday lifestyles. So in addition to Mantua’s classical architecture, I would love to learn more about its slow food traditions, try my hand at a cooking class, meet local artisans and learn about their crafts, and overall, slow down my pace to fully absorb all Mantua wants to share with me.

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Laurène Philippot of Carnet d’Escapade

Laurène is a 30-year old French travel blogger. Her blog Carnet d’escapades will celebrate its 5th birthday this year… Time flies! Aside from travel, she is fond of gastronomy, horse-riding and loves to enjoy everything life has to offer and new experiences in general.

As you’re preparing for Mantua, what’s on your must-pack list?

Let’s go to Italy! Weather should be better than in France, I am taking that into account to pack… Or am I too optimistic? Anyway, the most important are my computer and my camera, to write about the trip and bring back nice pictures: I cannot travel without them!

What are you looking forward to on this trip to Mantua?

I am really looking forward to discovering Sabbioneta, a city inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. I am curious to discover a city where the Renaissance principles were applied so perfectly… How does it look and how does it feel to visit such a place?

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