Christmas Market in Verona : One of the Best in Italy

Christmas Markets in Italy are popular both with the locals and visitors from Europe and the UK. The markets known in Italian as Mercatino di Natale are not as numerous or on the same grand scale as the network of Christmas markets in Germany. Nevertheless, a visit to an Italian Holiday Read More …

Milan Diaries : Cappuccino at Pasticceria Marchesi and Prada

We love finding cute cafes during our travels… who doesn’t like pausing for some coffee and a pastry after a long day of sightseeing or shopping.  When we found our self in the beautiful Galleria right across from the Duomo in Milan, we were looking for the famous Gucci café.  Read More …

Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s paintings, road trip through the vine clad hills of Tuscany : Top things to do in Florence

Tuscany, in Central Italy with its capital of Florence has a rich artist and architectural heritage.  Touted as the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is one of Europe’s great art cities. There is so much exquisite art and architecture, it’s difficult to know where to start – from Giotto’s frescoes, Read More …

First Trip to Venice : When riding Gondolas and eating Getalos was the only thing on the itinerary

Venice – Venezia in the northeastern Italy, capital of the Veneto region sits on a marshy Venetian Lagoon.  It is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and artworks. A must do here is a gondola ride with a gondolier on the Grand Canal and feeding the pigeons Read More …