Having enjoyed a busy trip in Venice and in Florence, I decided I needed a place to relax. What better place than Cinque Terre? As the name suggests, Cinque Terre is a group of Five Lands: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. I stayed in Monterosso, the largest of the villages. Now then, when I … More Making it in Monterosso
Rome may be the most famous city in Italy, but Florence is often considered the best Italian city to travel to. It is a city of amazing history, architecture, art, food, and shopping. Florence centers around its famed landmark, the Florence Cathedral, commonly referred to as Il Duomo (the Dome) for its massive dome, which … More Florence, the Best Italian City?
Just an hour southwest of Florence sits a small town upon a hill. Walk through the gates and down the cobblestone streets. Medieval towers and stone churches surround you. No doubt, you will feel a part of the past because San Gimignano truly is a place preserved in history. Admittedly, there aren’t many things to … More A Stop in San Gimignano
See my first day in Venice here: Italian Trip Stage One: Venice On my second day in Venice, I woke early for a stroll through Piazza San Marco. The square is Venice’s main attraction. One look and it’s easy to see why. There is the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica with its great arches and elaborate marble … More A Stroll through San Marco
At last, my family and I have made it to Italy, the trip of a lifetime. Granted, there were a few hiccups: our limo’s AC died and its transmission almost followed suit, my boarding pass wouldn’t scan at the airport, my brand new luggage lost a wheel en route, and we all got lost trying … More Italian Trip Stage One: Venice