The Garfagnana

Our first Saturday in northern Tuscany we decided to do some more expansive exploring of the region. My guidebook had mapped out a driving route of the region that toured into small towns in the mountains. Driving north of us, the area becomes more and more remote. Our GPS took us through local roads to […]

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AS Roma Versus Barcelona

We jumped on the opportunity to see a European soccer match when Ryan’s company offered us tickets to see AS Roma versus Barcelona, currently one of the best teams in Europe. The match was held in Rome a mere two days after we moved into our home in in Strettoia, Tuscany. Instead of driving South again […]

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The Islands of Ischia and Capri

The islands off the Campania coast was our last stop in Southern Italy. The area is most famous for Capri, a long time coveted destination for American tourists. Due to our last minute booking, we ended up making our home base in Ischia, a more local and affordable option to the commercialized Capri. Ischia is […]

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The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast removes you from reality. Despite the tourists and traffic that can plague the area during the summer months, it is able to retain its rustic charm that gives off the aura of living a simpler life. We took the famous Sita bus from Sorrento to Positano, an apparently not-to-miss experience as the […]

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