Tag Archives: #tuscany

The Top 10 Things You Must See & Do in Italy

Italy is rich with so many things to do, see, and learn. And while there are the cliché things to do, some of those cliché things to do are worth it. You have to, for instance, take a gondola ride in Venice, take the thumbs up/thumbs down picture in the Roman Colosseum, rub “Il Porcellino’s” […]

Top 5 Real & Practical Tips for Spring Travel to Italy: The Bloom is Never off the Rose

As my ongoing travel to and love affair with Italy continues, I realized last year that all of my trips to Italy–as well as my trips to other European cities–have been in February and July. Of course, this decision has been because of my vacation schedule for my day job–I am a high school English […]

Italian Hand Gestures Everyone Should Know

This is a great piece on hand gestures in Italy. I am a teacher by day, and my students are always commenting and giggling at how much I use my hands. Little did I know what I am actually saying to them. Via Italian hand gestures everyone should know – CNN.com.

My Trip to Florence: Cappuccino, Piazzas, and David

(March/April, 2015) Real Italians Only Drink Cappaccino in the Morning My first full day in Florence. I don’t think I could have been more excited than I was that day! I woke up after a tumultuous night tossing and turning. I thought I would sleep better after traveling for 16 hours, but no luck. I […]

My Trip to Florence: I’ve Arrived!

(March/April, 2015) The trip from New York to Florence is long…very long. So is it worth it? You bet. I arranged transportation through the hotel–Firenze Number 9. The driver was pleasant and accommodating. I arrived early evening on Saturday, so the drive from the airport to the hotel was a mere 20 minutes. It’s a […]

Before You Go: Florence, Italy

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My Trip to Florence–Help with Day Tours

Putting luggage and style aside, the real excitement is being in Florence itself. I’ve been before, for 1 to 2 days at a time as part of a larger tour through Italy. So this trip is unique in that I will be staying in Florence for the whole week. My mornings–Monday through Friday–will be spent […]

Global Greeter Network

Interesting company I found on Solo Traveler. According to the website: The Global Greeter Network is an informal association of Greeter programs around the world. Greeters Greeters are volunteers that love their city so much they volunteer to show their city to visitors. Not as a guide, but more like a newly met friend! Greeters […]