Tag Archives: unesco world heritage site
Hey! Get your head out of the gutter (I’m talking to you dad)….this post is about the famous door knockers of Cartagena. Cartagena is yet another UNESCO world heritage site. I don’t think the doors or the door knockers were … Continue reading
We didn’t do much in Paris due to the transit strike and the nasty weather, but before the strike got going we made our way to Versailles for a day. Here is what we learned (a bit tongue in cheek).
A day trip to Lucca is a piece of cake from Florence, and well worth it. Just hop on the train and go.
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 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
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
We should have known we would fall in love with Bordeaux. Something like half of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site, and you know how we love those. And, as it turned out, we absolutely adored Bordeaux. Even … Continue reading