Tag: Italy

Rome & a Trip to Tivoli

Rome & a Trip to Tivoli

Rome was our last stop in Italy. To be honest neither of us had very high expectations for Rome. We’d both been before. It’s hot. It’s crowded and you’re always on high alert for pickpockets, bad restaurants, and tourist traps. But we came to meet friends 

Frolicking in Florence

Frolicking in Florence

Florence is as fabulous as they all say.  Here were our favorites: See Duomo (★★★) Duh, of course you have to see this.  It is beautiful in person and there is a lot to explore.  Buy your ticket online and reserve a time to climb the dome 

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

After several weeks of non-stop sightseeing we decided to slow down a bit and catch our breaths.  We’d heard a lot of great things about Tuscany so we decided to book an “agriturismo” stay and stay put for a couple of days.  To be fair, 

Chillin’ in Cinque Terre

Chillin’ in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is hands-down the most picturesque stop for us in Northern Italy.  This little group of villages has it all – beautiful beaches, amazing cliffs, strenuous hikes, and incredibly colorful houses.  While it’s possible to do Cinque Terre as a day trip, we highly 

Pitstop in Parma

Pitstop in Parma

  On our way from Lake Como to Cinque Terra, we stopped by this town to stroll around because we love the prosciutto.  Unfortunately, we did not have any parma here, we do recommend the following: Duomo di Parma (★) Free!  A nice, quiet church with 

Ciao Milano

Ciao Milano

After Paris, Milan seemed a bit gray, dull even, the threat of thunderstorms not helping her cause.  However, we lucked out with only scatterings of rain during our brief passing through this city.  Milano also delighted us with bright spots and we enjoyed this industrial city