Tag Archives: Italy

The Wall of Lucca

We did not purposely stop by Lucca, we actually missed the train to Pisa and had two hours till the next train left.  With two hours to kill, we decided to walk over and at least see the walls that every blogger or vlogger talks about. Walking up to the walls, I could definitely see what the fuss is about.  They are

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A Walk Through Parma

We arrived in Parma exhausted from our flight and from fighting Milan’s 9 a.m. traffic.  We were lucky our hotel let us check in immediately and Drew and I flopped on the bed for a brief nap before I hauled him back out the door.  We only had half of a day in Parma and we were not going to waste it! Since

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6 Hours in Florence

We decided to head to Florence after our trip to Pisa, which if you haven’t read about that you can here, and we honestly weren’t expecting too much.  In fact, we even had an escape plan if it turned out to be like Pisa.  The escape plan wasn’t needed, but we felt better knowing we had one.  We took the train to Florence,

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Montecatini Alto and the funicular

We stayed in Montecatini Terme while we were in Italy, and when we checked into our hotel, we were told about the funicular that goes to Montecatini Alto.  The funicular station was literally a five minute walk from our hotel so we set out almost immediately for the hilltop. For adults, a roundtrip ticket is € 7,00 and the funicular runs every half hour

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Driving in Italy – 5 Likes and Dislikes

While we were in Italy we got a rental car, and let me just say it was an experience driving in Italy.  Just getting out of the parking garage the rental car was parked in was an ordeal, then there was us trying to find “Peter Pan” and the GPS yelling at us.  So before I give you my likes and

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Road trip to Saturnia and the ditch

After walking around Lucca and Pisa the previous day, we decided a car trip was in order to rest, relax and see the countryside.  We started out driving to Montecarlo looking for wineries or vineyards.  After hearing stories that you could taste wine on the roadside, we were ready to try our hand at it….it didn’t work.  While there was

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