Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

The Grand Canal Venice Photo by Michael David

Impressions of Venice

Venice continues to enchant visitors from across the globe with its unique geography, fascinating history, elegant facades and palaces – and of course, the iconic Grand Canal. I returned to [...]

Piazza Grande Photo by Deba Kolkka

Explore the Antique Market in Arezzo

On the first Sunday and the preceding Saturday of each month Arezzo holds an amazing antique market. The tradition began in 1968 and it has grown to be one of the biggest antique markets in [...]

Venice - Photo by Aaron Crossley

What Makes Venice so Special

I am very fortunate right now to be living next to Bath, a World Heritage city situated in the southwest portion of the UK. Bath is part of a select group of cities around the world that Unesco [...]

San Lorenzo - cloister Photo by Victoria DeMaio

The Story of the San Lorenzo Complex in Florence

The Medici family acquired enormous power and wealth as bankers and financiers influencing the legacy of Florence and Tuscany for centuries. From Cosimo the Elder in the 15th century to the last [...]

Varenna photo by Margie Miklas

Varenna – A Mesmerizing Village on Lake Como

Perched high above Lake Como is the quiet and atmospheric small town of Varenna. Because of its beauty, tranquility and train accessibility, I made this lakeside village my travel destination in [...]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

Discovering Delightful Arezzo in Tuscany

Arezzo is a delightful Tuscan town that doesn’t attract as many visitors as it deserves. This is great for those who do drop in because they get to enjoy this gorgeous town without the [...]

Piazza Grand Madre - Photo by Lisa Watson

Turin: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

I first laid eyes on Turin twenty years ago. It was grimy; all the buildings were blackened; cars parked haphazardly in all the large squares. It was truly an industrial city that nobody wanted [...]

Lucca - Photo by Susan Nelson

Italy’s Best Passeggiata on a Medieval Wall

Whether you are sightseeing, out for exercise or enjoying some form of recreation, Lucca’s 2 1/2 mile (4 km) medieval wall walk is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Located just [...]

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