The Basilica of Santa Croce – Florence

The Basilica of Santa Croce (The Holy Cross) is one of my favorite places to see in Florence. It doesn’t get the notoriety that other Florentine landmarks receive but this is a must see when you are there.  Located in the Piazza di Santa Croce this beautiful church is famous for it’s architecture but alsoContinue reading “The Basilica of Santa Croce – Florence”

Dinner at Osteria Le Panzanelle at the Tuscan Town of Lucarelli

Just a few minutes away from my hotel in Radda is the Tuscan town of Lucarelli. It is a small town and if you blink while driving through you might just miss it. But the town of Lucarelli is home to a fantastic restaurant called Osteria Le Panzanelle.  The restaurant is wonderful. Warm and cozy insideContinue reading “Dinner at Osteria Le Panzanelle at the Tuscan Town of Lucarelli”

Montepulciano Italy – A Tuscan Delight

Montepulciano Italy – A Tuscan Delight Italian meats, cheeses, prosecco, beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside,  it must be Montepulciano… When traveling around Tuscany I always make time to visit Montepulciano. This hilltop medieval town is easy to get to by car and is worth the stop. Montepulciano is surrounded by miles and miles ofContinue reading “Montepulciano Italy – A Tuscan Delight”

Radda in Chianti – Italy

 Radda in Chianti – Italy The little hilltop town of Radda, located in the heart of  the Chianti region of Tuscany, is a great spot to visit. Many nearby wineries, towns, and beautiful Tuscan country to experience are all within a short distance. On many occasions I have stayed in Radda and from there ventureContinue reading “Radda in Chianti – Italy”

Cortona Italy

Cortona Italy The beautiful hilltop town of Cortona in Tuscany is one of the most scenic stops I had on my journey through this region of Italy. The center of the town is intimate and the surrounding views of the Tuscan countryside are spectacular. The main piazza offers many shops, restaurants, and bars. Make timeContinue reading “Cortona Italy”

San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy

Welcome to the town of San Gimignano in Tuscany! One of dozens of hilltop Tuscan towns that offer tourists a taste of Tuscany the way it used to be. Cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, and churches make up this charming town. San Gimignano is located about an hour drive from Florence and is worth a visitContinue reading “San Gimignano – Tuscany Italy”

Venice Italy – The Most Beautiful City in the World

Venice Italy – The Most Beautiful City in the World Each time I have visited Venice I am completely amazed by how beautiful and magical this city on the water actually is. Venice is like no other city in the world and any trip to Italy should include a stay here. Everyday tens of thousandsContinue reading “Venice Italy – The Most Beautiful City in the World”