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Eating Your Way Through a Four-Course Meal in Italy!

Eating in a local Italian trattoria is surely one of life’s greatest pleasures. I’ve been fortunate to find many restaurants in Florence and Rome where the owners treat Jon and I like treasured guests with the food continuously coming and the wine flowing. As the time grows near for our annual sojourn to Italy, I… Continue reading Eating Your Way Through a Four-Course Meal in Italy!

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Italy Train Tickets & ItaliaRail

I love riding the rails...in Italy! I never thought I would be the person who got excited by a train whistle (or robotic-sounding voice), but I do. I enjoy riding along in comfort while watching the Italian countryside fly by. And fly by does…those trains are fast! Jon and I always reserve window seats facing… Continue reading Italy Train Tickets & ItaliaRail

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Rome Restaurants: Best Places to Eat in Rome 2019

When I think of Italy my mouth starts to water and my stomach starts to grumble! Just writing this blog, I had to stop and go cook some pasta. I also made bruschetta to have before it...and, truth be told, I'm seriously considering ordering a pizza right now. But the first time I was in… Continue reading Rome Restaurants: Best Places to Eat in Rome 2019

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The Best Churches in Florence, Italy

Seeing art where it was first meant to shine—in situ—is a moving experience. In Italy, many of the greatest works of art were designed for churches. Rich patrons, to show off their beneficence…and wealth, funded artists to fresco chapels, design tombs, create altarpieces, and adorn churches in ecclesiastical splendor. One of my favorite things to… Continue reading The Best Churches in Florence, Italy

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Why You Should Take a Small Group Tour

  Americans have fewer vacation days than a lot of our fellow travelers. For us, it’s even more important to capitalize on our time away and make the most of a trip. To fully experience a city and its charms, I like taking a small-group tour for a few hours. A tour offers you the… Continue reading Why You Should Take a Small Group Tour