Category Archives: Italy

Home of the Voltura

Our next stop in Tuscany was the small hill town of Montepulciano described in the guidebook as a town with a view and good wine.  Sounded like a perfect place to visit for Mike and I! We found out the … Continue reading

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Siena: Charming Hills, Local Pride, and the Palio!

Saturday morning, we got out of Lucca early and took several trains to Siena; upon getting to town, we took approximately a dozen long escalators up the hill into town–it was like something out of the Jetsons!  A long winding … Continue reading

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“We Went to Lucca, We Lived on the 2nd Floor, We Lived Upstairs While There, but We Won’t Go Back No More”

The rest of our time in Italy will be spent in the hill towns of Tuscany, beginning with a one day stop in Lucca.  While we had an okay day here, it was our least favorite place in Italy, but … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre: 5 Cities and 4 Friends

It was time to get out of the city and we were excited to relax on Mediterranean coast for a few days.  We had to switch trains in Pisa so we decided to do a quick side trip into town to see … Continue reading

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Florence: Where Private Parts are Art, Food is Good, and the Raffs are Happy!

I was very excited to go to Florence, as Sarah had often raved about it from her trip there in 2005 with her friend Shelley. I knew that we would see some great art and eat some good food; there … Continue reading

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Welcommin der und Nord de Italia?

Escaping to Northern Italy was just what we and our feet needed after the 2 day whirlwind in Rome. I was craving to get out of cities and some fresh mountain air so we decided to check out the Dolomites. … Continue reading

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Rome Might Not Have Been Built in a Day, But We Roamed in Two!

When Sarah asked me last winter where I would really like to go if cost were not an issue, I didn’t even hesitate before blurting out, “Italy”!  Rome was a big reason for this; after all there was so much … Continue reading

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