Traveling Beyond the Postcard

Our weekend in Rome was exhausting. Miserable and wonderful both. The weather was very hot and humid and shade was not often found. Our guide, Angela Orberer made it magic with...

We were lucky to have a wonderful guide take us to two wineries in the Chianti region for a wine and olive oil tasting. Our guide was Todd Bolton (www.tuscantrails.com). He...

One of the wonderful things about Florence is its accessibility. You can walk most places (especially if you are more fit than I!) and you can easily orient yourself with the...

These are both beautiful cities where you really feel their medieval history. They are small towns that feel relatively unchanged. In Siena we first visited the Basilica of San Domenico. We...

I love Florence. It in some ways reminds me of Paris in as much as history is all around you and you cannot help but feel connected to it. The people...

I am taking an Italian history and culture class this summer in Florence (Firenze)!  I am so excited to begin this adventure.  I will be learning about Dante, Michelangelo and Da...