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Marina Di Pisa, Italy

Just 20 minutes from Pisa on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea lies Marina Di Pisa, a long narrow stretch along the beach lined with restaurants and a pedestrian-only boardwalk. A tranquil end to a touristy day in Pisa or nearby Lucca, Marina isn’t full of museums and historical monuments.  It’s understated and relatively quiet, […]

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Florence, Italy aka: Firenze

“A day in Florence…” If you’re starting out your trip like this, you’ve already missed out.  Florence is worth seeing if only for an hour, but the beauty, art, and culture that fills this city is so much more than even the most disciplined tourist can see in a single day.  Narrow your interests and […]

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Siena, Italy

Siena sits in the heart of Tuscany amid rolling hills and grape covered hills.  Close to San Gimignano, it’s easy to see both in a summer day with long daylight hours, but to enjoy Siena, I suggest spending a full day there at least. Flights/Lodging:  The Pisa airport is just 1 hour away. Parking:  There […]

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San Gimignano, Italy

A poor lodging situation robbed us of a day in our recent Tuscany trip and thus robbed us of a proper visit to San Gimignano, so I can’t convey with any sort of authority what exactly you should see or do, but I can tell you that this town isn’t like the others you’ll see.  […]

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Riomaggiore from the narrow highway that connects all five towns. Getting there:  The best ways to get to the Cinque Terre is by boat or by train.  The road linking these 5 towns is narrow and windy and there is little to no parking available for tourists in the towns themselves.  This is especially true […]

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Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice. A name that conjures up images, smells, and sounds burned into our minds through literary references both old and new, travel shows, and a reputation that stands on its own – an irrefutable definition of life and love and all things Italian. Venice. Romance, beauty, color, culture, life. Go now: Of the hundreds of […]

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Nove: Pottery Shopping in Italy

I just got back from a girls-only trip to Nove and Venice, so here’s the info and notes on how you can tweek it to make it your own. Due to the amount of information… I’ll continue onto Venice in a new entry. Nove: Nove is one of those little known secrets – a lovely […]

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