Archive for May 2016

How To Spend A Perfect Afternoon In Fiesole

If you are hoping to find a perfect view of Florence, look no further than the beautiful (and nearby!) town of Fiesole.  This small town, set among the hills of Tuscany, offers an incredible panorama of Firenze, as well as Roman ruins, the Monastery of San Francesco, and a restaurant that is a must-try for any Florence…

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Riding the Bus in Italy: 7 Tips For A Successful Journey

While Italy has an extensive network of trains to get tourists and locals alike from place to place, one of the best ways to get around is by bus. Within a city, bus tickets are cheap (they often cost less than 2 Euro), and many times longer rides (for example Florence-Siena) are cheaper than taking…

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Capri For A Day: Top 10 Things To Do

A trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast is not complete without at least one day spent on the beautiful Mediterranean island known as the Isola di Capri. Once a favorite spot to Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius, Capri has continued its tradition of attracting the rich and famous, with celebrity visitors ranging from Liz Taylor and Jackie…

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5 Must Try Vegan Eats In Florence

The Italian land of precious meats and cheeses can be quite overwhelming for a vegan. Fortunately, Europe has been making great strides towards the vegan lifestyle and Italy is no exception. Florence has a multitude of options from burgers to brunch and even gelato. The list could go on for quite a while (check out…

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Castles & Chianti: Miss Adventures on A Vespa

I have a confession: since my move to Italy, I have become completely obsessed with Vespas. Perhaps this stems from childhood Lizzie McGuire fantasies (after all, this is “what dreams are made of”) or simply comes from a desire to live “la vita bella”. Either way, from the very first ride I took on a…

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Florence Finds: Colossal Statue Just A Bus Ride Away

After almost a year of living and working in Florence, Italy, I thought I had pretty much seen it all. The popular tourist sites such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michaelangelo, and the Duomo have somehow morphed from foreign sights to daily fixtures, the once unfamiliar streets of Florence as known to me as my…

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7 Ways To Make The Best Of A Rainy Day Traveling

Anyone who knows me well is aware of the fact that I simply cannot stand rain. (I didn’t spend four years in sunny Southern California for nothing!). However, as an avid traveler and tour guide, I often encounter not so great weather on the road that can threaten to ~rain on my parade~. Be it emerging…

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