Grand Canal Venice

How to Make the Most of Two Days in Venice, Italy!

Romantic gondolas bobbing gently in the water. The Grand Canal, lined with elegant pastel palazzos. The pigeons of St. Mark’s Square. These iconic Venetian scenes are etched into our minds. It’s no wonder Venice is a bucket-list travel destination for many travelers! So it was for me, and I was … Read More

Piazza Venezia 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. … Read More

Stone wall with paneled doorway in Orvieto

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 … Read More