italian vacations

Travel Tuesday: Bellissima Lucca

When I think of Lucca there are many things I want to say. The architecture, the beautiful Piazza’s, the city walls, the sophisticated people and it being the city of the famed opera composer Puccini all add to why I Continue reading

Travel Tuesday: Toscana

When people come to me to plan their vacations in Italy, they usually want to travel to Florence and Tuscany (the most popular region in Italy).

When people told me this, I was very confused because Florence is the capital Continue reading

Celebrating Ferragosto

The Italian holiday of Ferragosto, dates back to Roman times and has been celebrated in Italy for over 2,000 years. Originally it was celebrated on August 1st and it was the festival of emperor Augustus. He made it a day Continue reading