Category Archives: Take a Trip to

Where I’ve been, what I’ve seen

A Day In Florence: Accademia Gallery Visit + City Walk

Last week marked the beginning of the nice weather of 2017! It was sunny and warm; the tourists started to come up, which brought the dormant city back to live. Everyday I spent some time outdoor to make sure I was enjoying the most of this golden week, and one of the best time I had was […]
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Why A Food Tour Is Needed When In Bologna

Bologna is an attracting place to me: it is a city pained with the characteristic terracotta red, where you find the skyscraper tall medieval towers and the portico along the street that exist nowhere else; there are tons of shops, which make you wish to have more money and more time to spend; and the […]
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Visit Marble Quarry in Carrara, Homeland of Michelangelo’s David

  Why should you consider a visit to the marble cave in Carrara, when you are in Tuscany? If you are into art, for example Renaissance sculptures, you should definitely come to the marble cave and see in person the raw materials before being turned into fine pieces that are admired over thousand years. If […]
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A Winter Trip to Prague: What I liked & disliked

Christmas is on the way, December is coming to an end soon, 2016 is almost gone. Wow another full year is to be conquered! My last post of the year is for my last trip in 2016 to Prague, a fairy-tail city who has taken heart of every friend of mine who had been there. […]
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Taking My Parents Out of Town: A Weekend in Barcelona

After one and half year having me moved to Florence, at the end of October 2016 finally my parents came to Italy, for the 3rd time in their life, to visit. Staying in a Florentine apartment in cozy Borgo San Frediano, playing with their grandson in the morning, shuffling in the city like a local, […]
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Three Reasons I Loved My Summer Trip in Riccione

When the August passed, it feels the whole year is gone. When entering the month of August, the city was suddenly empty. Everybody was out for vacation, and it made you feel strange not to do it. And when I am back from my two-week escape to the seaside, I found it crowded again. Streets […]
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Road Trip in Casentino | Exploring The Less Touched Tuscan Valley

If I am asked to choose one expression to describe August in Florence, it would be “Chiudo Per Ferie” (Closed for Holidays). Once August arrives, I immediately found Florence more spacious. Most of the Florentines are off, leaving the city to the tourists. Don’t be surprised to find a closing door to your favorite shops […]
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Barone Ricasoli | Where The Rules Of Chianti Wine Origins

For those of you, who are Chianti wine lovers or just simply interested in Tuscany wine, do you know who was the one set the Chianti wine formula? Or you were like me, just assumed that it was an united agreement by all the Chianti wine makers long long time ago to use at least […]
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2Day Road Trip in Provence (w/ routes suggested)

June is a month when in the past many events happened in our family: me and my husband started dating in June, we got married in June, our son was born in June…… June is a month worth celebrating! So we did! Rather than a fancy candle dinner, we decided to drive all the way […]
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A Day Trip to La Foce: Secret Garden Tour Followed by Real Local Taste

Tuck away my heavy feather jacket, take out my trench coat and colorful ballerina shoes, as the Spring is officially here! Me and my husband had been wanting a nice day trip in Tuscany for a while, however the past unpredictable weather held us from actually doing it. But last week we finally made it! […]
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