About Tourist By Chance

About Tourist by Chance

About Tourist by Chance

Hi my name is Valter and welcome to Tourist by Chance, a Travel Blog on all things Italy!

Become a Tourist by Chance and join me, as I discover Il Bel Paese.

A little bit about me:

I was born in Pisa (right in front of the leaning tower!) and I am a travel, wine, food, photography and football ‘fanatic’.

I have had the pleasure to travel my whole life, including living in Peru, Australia, Cyprus and Oman.

After many years abroad, I find myself back in the Motherland (Italy)!

About Tourist by Chance

I am a digital marketer by trade and a photographer by passion.

In 2014, I found myself back in Italy due to love. Awwwwwww – we broke up shortly after – yes I am fine :P.  

Which meant starting over but with one great advantage! I got the chance to rediscover my home, my place of birth and a passion for photography that only started in 2012.

So the idea was born, to blend my refound love for Italy, my new passion for photography, and my existing need to travel, to wine and to dine. 

And voilà! ‘Tourist by Chance’ was born.

Why Tourist by Chance | About Tourist by Chance

While I live here and know my country well, I still manage to get surprised from what I find through my various work trips and weekends away – hence I find myself to be a ‘Tourist by Chance’.

Italy is among the top 5 most visited countries in the world and when you are here, it is easy to see why. There is so much more to Italy than just Rome, Venice and Florence.

I want to discover these hidden treasures and share it with you, the world, from the perspective of a lens and a local.

One fundamental difference of Tourist by Chance? 

My first angle is finding locals to give me the real insights on a city or town.

Guide books are rarely used on my travels, as I believe locals are a real/great source of information, from a different perspective. 

Discovered any places ‘by chance’?  Contact Me so we can share your experience!

You can find me around the web at: The World by the BrunetteEmily LuxtonFrom Ice to SpiceThe Guy, Lisaldn.com & Travelure and more. 

Are any of your photos purchased?

Absolutely not! If I have not been there, I will not write a post about it! That simple.

 Photos are either captured by me or kindly shared by fellow Tourist by Chance followers.

Can we use your photos?

Sharing is caring. Like one or more of my photos? Awesome and thank you!

Want to use a photo for your site or blog?

Simply credit the source (i.e. touristbychance.com) and if you let me know, I will share your post via my social media channels! A win-win really!

Contact me below for more information About Tourist by Chance.

Are you the only writer of the posts?

In short, no.

Thanks to blogging, Tourist by Chance has a good number of local & international followers that have already contributed!

I love to hear the experiences of other travellers through Italy and you do not need to be a blogger.

Have a story to share? Make sure you do!

Become a Tourist by Chance by submitting your photos/comments/sotries, to the community, via social media or email.

Do your posts get updated?

Where possible, I will!

Any references to bus or train times, opening times, prices and other information can change and are current to the year the post was written.

*Any new information you can provide, please do! Your help will help other Tourist by Chance followers when in Italy!*

Do not hesitate to Contact Me, should you wish to ask questions on Italy or the places found on the blog!