Category: Europe

  • A Second Chance at Florence (Firenze)

    A Second Chance at Florence (Firenze)

    When I think back at Florence, I am grateful for what I was able to see in so little time. Now that I have experienced the “must-see” list of Florence, I would like to see a more relaxed version.

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  • Getting Around Italy (Italia)

    Getting Around Italy (Italia)

    Renting a car makes getting around much easier, but the windy narrow roads and bold Italian drivers can make it very stressful. Keep reading for other safer and less stressful ways to travel Italy.

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  • Exploring the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana)

    Exploring the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana)

    Whether it was the crisp sea air or the ability to relax and enjoy time away from the tourists and crowds, visiting the Amalfi Coast was the best part of our travels in Italy.

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  • Ancient Roman & Renaissance Wonders of Rome (Roma)

    Ancient Roman & Renaissance Wonders of Rome (Roma)

    Everyone knows of this three-tiered, travertine-stoned amphitheater and its legendary stories of the gladiators, but adjacent to the Colosseum is the Roman Forum you must visit. Also, flock to the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel and Michealangelo’s amazing work.

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  • A Walk Around Rome (Roma)

    A Walk Around Rome (Roma)

    There is so much to be seen around the central section of Rome, also known as Municipio I. You can see it all in one day, while devoting a separate day or two to the ancient monuments and the Vatican City.

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  • Milan Historical Centre (Centro Storico Milano)

    Milan Historical Centre (Centro Storico Milano)

    Milan is known as the fashion capital and is the wealthiest city in Italy. Almost every Italian on the street wears a genuine leather jacket or sports coat.

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  • Cruise from Como to Bellagio

    Cruise from Como to Bellagio

    I am not a huge fan of tours, but our tour from Como to Bellagio was an amazing experience. It was one of the highlights of our Italy trip, and the weather could not have been better. It was the perfect time of year to soak up the early spring sun on the lake and…

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  • The Venetian Island Hop

    The Venetian Island Hop

    Venice has an island for everything: from a school to a cemetery to a church. By taking the waterbus or a private water taxi, there is much you could potentially experience. In an hour’s time, you can be on a beach in Lido, one of the outermost islands of Venice.

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  • Get Lost in Venice (Venezia)

    Get Lost in Venice (Venezia)

    During our approach and when we exited the train station, we quickly realize why Venice is called “The Floating City” or “City of Canals.” Widely know for its gondola rides, you don’t quite understand the infrastructure of this city until you are upon it. Everywhere you look, there is a water channel, bridge, or boat.

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  • An Italian Wedding in Villas & Castles

    An Italian Wedding in Villas & Castles

    It’s every girl’s dream to have a memorable wedding, but to have a wedding in Tuscany is magical. If you are looking for a destination wedding or you are just a hopeless romantic, this story is for you.

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