Verona – Day Trip or Destination?

Verona is a city on the Adige River in Italy’s Veneto region.  It is one of the seven provincial capitals of the region, and the 3rd. largest city in northeast Italy. The origins of Verona remains a mystery.  One theory is that due to the geographical position...

Exploring the Venetian Lagoon – Murano and Burano

Venice, a city in northwestern Italy’s Veneto region.  It’s situated across 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.  It’s a city of mystery, romance, culture, art, and so much more.  Not all of its islands are linked to the...

Matera Day Trip- A Step Back in Time

Matera.  Ancient city,  shame of Italy, or hidden gem, which describes Matera best?  The answer, all of the above. Matera is a city and a province in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy; the area we fondly refer to as the heel of the boot. The modern city like any...

Puglia Day Trips – Martina Franca & Alberobello

Puglia or Apulia in Italian, is a region in southern Italy that borders the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on the east and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto on the south.  It’s the southern most portion of the country known as the Salento Pennisula which forms...

Naples, Italy – 5 Things You Can Do In a Day

Naples, Italy!  The birthplace of Pizza, home to a treasure trove of museums, an active volcano, and gateway to Capri, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast. I think many people consider Naples as just a city to pass through on their way to more glamorous destinations like...