Venice, Italy, Europe, Destinations

Venice, Italy

Venice, often referred to as “the floating city”, is actually an archipelago made up of 118 islands and over 400 bridges.  It likely rivals Paris alone in folklore as “the most romantic city in the world”.  It has also been ranked as “the most beautiful city in the world” and […]

Florence, Italy, Europe, Destinations

Florence, Italy

Florence or “Firenze” as its known in Italy is the capital of Tuscany.  The mere mention of the word “Tuscany”, for many, will surely conjure up visions of lush hillsides, wines, cheeses, or worse, cheesy movie memories of Diane Lane in “Under the Tuscan Sun”. There is an inherent whimsy […]

Destinations, Europe, Italy, Rome

When in Rome…

Rome is an amazing city full of history, culture, friendly people, and great food.  The best advice we can give to anyone visiting Rome with limited time (as we were for our Mediterranean cruise out of Civitavecchia), is to book tours with a tour guide through Trip Advisor / Viator.  JJ […]