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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

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Best Piazzas in Rome

There are so many places to visit in Rome that spending time in a piazza may seem like a luxury you can't afford, but I encourage you to visit at least one on your next trip. Rome has some of the grandest public squares in the world. Many boast fabulous fountains (by artists such as… Continue reading Best Piazzas in Rome