Category Archives: Italy
It is that time again….but we have surprisingly few final thoughts on Italy.
We always like to find a few off the beaten path places in every city we visit. So, after hitting the highlights, we planned out an off the beaten path self-guided walking tour of Rome (along with a few highlights … Continue reading
Rome is a great city for walking. Not too many hills (only 7!) and something to see around nearly every corner. Plus, gelato and slices of Roman-style pizza all along the way if you need a sugar or fat buzz. … Continue reading
A day trip to Lucca is a piece of cake from Florence, and well worth it. Just hop on the train and go.
If you want to get slightly off the beaten path while in Florence, you could do far worse than visiting the Stibbert Museum.
Even in November, when the rains come and the sun rarely shines, Florence is one of the most beautiful cities we have ever visited. The old quarter is a UNESCO world heritage site and there is just one thing after … Continue reading
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.