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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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Paradise Beach and driving the A1A Highway learning what a beach trip means

While we were in Florida, we decided we had to go to a beach, right?  I mean what is a Florida vacation without a beach trip? We went to Florida in March and on the day we decided was “beach day” the high was 78 degrees.  Yep you read that right. Around 25 degrees Celsius.  We were staying in Orlando

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Fresh off the plane Italy favorites

I started this series after our Florida trip, so it’s time for the Italy favorites.  I touched down in JFK airport yesterday at 1:00 pm and then drove to North Carolina so this is fresh off the plane and out of the car.  This one is very tough to write because everything in Italy was my favorite as you will

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