8 Fabulous Day Trips from Florence


Sitting not quite halfway down the boot of Italy, the Renaissance city of Florence is a fabulous hub from which to easily explore much of the peninsula. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Puccini’s hometown of Lucca, close to the western coast are just an hour away. Hilltop Perugia, 100 miles to the south, is less than a two hour drive. And even the...

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Top 7 Reasons to Take a Venice Water Taxi


Venice is a wonderfully unique city. Its palaces, churches and restaurants line the dozens of canals that criss-cross the labyrinthine city as gondolas glide gently under the bridges that connect everything together. And people have been arriving in Venice for centuries; first as traders, then as nobles on their grand tours and now as visitors...

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