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If you are spending any time in Florence, a day trip to Siena is easy-peasy. Both buses and trains make the trip — we recommend taking the bus there because if you take the train you will have to walk … Continue reading
If you visit Florence and you like sculpture at all (hell, even if you don’t like sculpture), you must must must see Michelangelo’s David. It is one of the most impressive pieces of art we have ever seen.
If you are anywhere in the Puglia region of Italy, a day trip to the UNESCO world heritage site of Alberobello should be on your “must do” list. Alberobello is known for its trulli — over 1500 white-washed conical-roofed houses … Continue reading
If you are looking for a day trip from Monopoli, you can’t go wrong with Polignano a Mare. Located on the Adriatic Sea, and only one train stop away from Monopoli, the town is stunningly beautiful.
Monopoli in November? Most people wouldn’t even consider it. Good thing we aren’t most people, because Monopoli in November is lovely (even if many of the restaurants are closed and even if you have to avoid the rain showers). Monopoli … Continue reading
If you have any fascination with death whatsoever, Naples is totally the place for you. Naples has catacombs. In fact, there are at least three different catacombs you can visit in Naples. We chose to visit the catacombs of San … Continue reading
Note, I did not say the “best” pizza in Naples. I would be a complete idiot to stake out that kind of ground. Come on, pizza was supposedly invented in Naples. There are pizzerias in Naples that are over 100 … Continue reading
Our second full day in Naples was devoted to exploring Pompeii, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. After our miserable train ride to Herculaneum, we tried a different tactic to get to Pompeii. We still took the Circumvesuviana train, because … Continue reading
Everyone has heard of Pompeii, right? I mean, I’m pretty sure it was even discussed in Highlights magazine (remember that blast from the past?) when I was a kid. But did you know that Mount Vesuvius destroyed another city called … Continue reading