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Tuscan Heaven: Villa Mangiacane

fter a one night stay in Florence itself,my gf and I took a taxi out to the villa(about a 25 min journey).Through the rather impressive gates and up the long drive bordered by...more

Trip to Tuscany - Florence, Sienna etc...

I recommend a private tour conducted under the auspices of a Garden Club , etc...our group did Tuscany with the local Botanical garden here in Ohio. They coordinated the trip with Meg...more

Bring your own toilet paper

Normally, there's no toilet paper or soap in the public restrooms (and no toilet seat either), so I would highly recommend bringing a roll of toilet paper (they sell toilet paper...more

A family abroad

When traveling alone or with a friend a great tip is to enroll in a nearby language school. You can be part of a small school atmosphere, learn some conversational phrases and words,...more


The best gelateria that we found in Florence is Vivoli. It's hidden on a side street but has out-of-this-world gelato. They have dozens of flavors to choose from and it's...more

Train Travel in Italy Can Be Hazardous To Your Walet-Don't let Vanity Get in the Way of Common Sense!

We were with friends in Italy. A family of thieves, including a fake baby, boarded our train and separated me from my husband, stealing my wallet just the way described in travel...more

Eating like in the 50's

Try this wonderfull trattoria that still uses charcoal for cooking!!!Trattoria Sostanza (Il Troia) is an authentic place where you can eat authentic florentine cusine in a original...more

A Quick and unbelievably delicious lunch!

Antico Noe offers amazing lunch options! It's hidden in an alley next to their main restaurant. The lunch counter has a list of daily specials in addition to their regular...more

Florence without a plan is indeed the best plan!

With only 6 hours to enjoy Florence, I intended to make a plan. Helpful travel guides recommended reserving Uffizi tickets ahead of time, so naturally, I took heed and booked them...more

Wonderful day

Find the Antinori restaurant if you don't have reservations sit in the bar and make sure they know you want to eat whenever possible.We always just ask the chef to feed us his...more

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