10 Best Gelato Places in Italy You Must Visit!

My husband and I love good gelato! We ate gelato at every stop on our Italy itinerary. Read on to discover my take on the best gelato places in Italy! Before we left for our first trip to Italy, I did a ton of research on the best places to eat gelato in the towns […]

A Drive Through the Val D’Orcia: Experiencing La Dolce Vita in Tuscany!

A Drive Through the Val D’Orcia: Experiencing La Dolce Vita in Tuscany!

A drive through the Val d’Orcia should be high on your list of things to do when visiting Tuscany. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Val d’Orcia is ridiculously scenic. And a drive through the region is the perfect way to experience la dolce vita in Tuscany! Read on to discover the ultimate one-day […]

Five Fabulous Free Things to Do in Rome!

Five Fabulous Free Things to Do in Rome!

In looking back upon our time in Rome, I realize that some of my most treasured memories of the Eternal City are associated with activities that are free. We did pay for several must-sees, including the Borghese Gallery and the climb up to the top of the dome of St. Peter’s. But for the most […]

The Doorways of Orvieto: A Photo Essay

The Doorways of Orvieto: A Photo Essay

In every place I have been to in Europe, I have been fascinated by the doorways and the door knockers. They are so gorgeous! The doors themselves are rich with architectural details, and, more often than not, they have beautiful stone frames and metal grills at the top of the arches. One rainy afternoon, as […]