Italy

Sensual, romantic, historic, and a gastronomic treat!

“Open my heart and you will see engraved inside of it…Italy”
~ Robert Browning.

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Florence Food Tour with Walks of Italy
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Michelangelo’s David At Dusk
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Bridge of the Devil – Ponte del Diavolo
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Antique Flea Market – Florence, Italy
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Pilgrimage to San Luca – Bologna
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Saint Zita – 700 Year Old Mummified Relic
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Leaning Tower of Pisa at Dawn

Florence Food Tour with Walks of Italy

We can’t say we weren’t warned. “Be sure you come to the tour with an empty stomach…” Walks of Italy said. GOOD ADVICE! The Florence Food Tour scores a huge hit for foodies like us who enjoy not only eating and drinking locally when we travel, but seeing more of […]

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Michelangelo’s David At Dusk

Imagine having the Florence Accademia Gallery – and Michelangelo’s magnificent David sculpture – practically all to yourself for an evening. Your entertaining and knowledgeable guide transports you back to the life and times of the world’s greatest sculptor. All while sipping an aperitivo and nibbling on Tuscan specialties like Panzanella […]

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Bridge of the Devil – Ponte del Diavolo

The Devil’s Bridge! What a sinister name for such a beautiful medieval bridge. But on further study, we found that this is just one of a series of bridges throughout Europe known as Devil’s Bridges. In fact, this one was renamed Ponte della Maddalena for the statue of Magdalene that […]

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Antique Flea Market – Florence, Italy

Antique Flea Market lovers, look no further! Here are all of those amazing treasures. The place to spend hours in Florence searching for that long forgotten piece of jewelry or household article is the Antique Flea Market in the Piazza dei Ciompi. In the Santa Croce neighborhood, near San Lorenzo […]

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Pilgrimage to San Luca – Bologna

While visiting Bologna, we decided to walk off a little of the pasta we’ve been enjoying and take the Pilgrim’s Walk to the hilltop basilica church of San Luca. Set on the magnificent overlook of Monte della Guardia, San Luca keeps vigil on the city from a height of 300 […]

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Saint Zita – 700 Year Old Mummified Relic

Just at the bottom of the hill from where we’re house-sitting is a picturesque chapel called Chiesa Santa Zita.  It’s been closed since we arrived. The homeowners told us the story of the servant peasant girl Zita born in 1212 who sneaked bread from her master’s house to the poor […]

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Leaning Tower of Pisa at Dawn

It wasn’t our original intention to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before daylight. We’d just dropped off our lovely house-sit family at the Pisa airport for a VERY early flight and realized we were only a few minutes away. Why not? Expecting to wait in our car in […]

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