Europe, Florence, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places

The History of Porcellino: Things to Do in Florence

A blog about the history of the Porcellino statue in Florence, Italy--the famed bronze boar fountain.

Europe, Travel Tips

Take a Virtual Tour of Europe!

Our friends at the Tour Guy sent us an email with the headline “Social Distance Doesn’t Mean Cultural Distance.” That slogan resonated with me. Jon and I have been feeling pretty sad after having to cancel or postpone some of our travel plans for this year. I’ve been feeling like Europe and all the lovely… Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of Europe!

Europe, Florence, France, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places, Rome, Travel Tips

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

Europe, Florence, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places

Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks

On our most recent trip to Florence, Jon and I had the fun of using an app called Hidden Florence to take guided walks throughout the city. This great technology really heightened our sightseeing! The app takes one on a historical adventure of Florence attractions across the city. The guide, Giovanni, is a 1490s wool… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks

Europe, Florence, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places

Historic Food Markets in Florence: Mercato Centrale & Sant’Ambrogio Market

As my regular readers know, I love traveling to historical spots that allow me to sample good food. Eat to live or live to eat? I’m definitely in the latter category. Engaging with a culture through its culinary delights is a great way to get to know a place and have an immersive travel experience.… Continue reading Historic Food Markets in Florence: Mercato Centrale & Sant’Ambrogio Market