Tag: Italy

Quotes About Venice Italy


The building I most admire is the Doges Palace in Venice, both by day and by night. Looking at it from the lagoon, it resembles a floating kilim carpet. I love all the bridges which connect houses, people, gardens and palaces. I also love…

You are invited to presentations about France & Italy


Come and join me as I discuss the sights and attractions I have experienced during my visits to Southern France & Italy. I will be speaking at various libraries in the North Atlanta metro area – Linda Jenkins June 2018 Italy – Lake Como…

The Tuscan Landscape Is Absolutely Beautiful

Montepulciano Tapestry

The Tuscany landscape is one of the most beautiful sites in Italy.  Rolling landscape of plowed fields, old and ancient hill towns, and churches everywhere. To view larger images, click on the thumbnails below. Planning a vacation to Tuscany Italy?  Find the perfect vacation…

Siena: Experiencing the Palio, Exploring the Duomo and Savoring Tuscany

The crowds waiting for race to begin.

  Siena: Politics, Alliances, and Rival Neighborhoods: Tuscany is known for it’s wine and cultured cities.  A region where the wealthy noble families exerted control over their own fiefdoms during the 13th century.  These city state republics were the foundation for today’s major cities:…

Montalcino Italy is famous for their Brunello Wine and perched on the hills overlooking Tuscany and the famous Val di Orcia

Montalcino Italy is perched on the hills overlooking Siena and their famous vineyards

Montalcino is a village perched on the hills overlooking Siena and is surrounded by vineyards that have made them famous. Their location is at the edge of the agricultural area known as Val di Orcia. The altitude and climate surrounding the village contribute to…

Exploring Montepulciano Tuscany

Church in the hills leading to Montepulciano

I returned from visiting the Siena province of Tuscany recently. The purpose of my visit was to inspect properties and become familiar with the region. It is a beautiful agricultural area that is known for its wine and some of the most famous wine…

Old Historic Church in Montalcino Italy

Old Church in Montalcino Tuscany

Old historic church in Montalcino Italy

Taking care of my family heritage on Lake Como Italy by Francesco Pini

Taking care of my family heritage on Lake Como Italy by Francesco Pini

I grew up as a child living in the Lake Como area. My father was head chef at the Grand Hotel in Lugano City which is a tourist area located between Switzerland and Italy.  He worked all his life at the Grand Hotel and eventually he bought this stone building as…

Our Journey of Renovating a Village in the Italian Alps

Our restaurant

My name is Jennie and I live in one of the least densely populated areas of Italy. Our guesthouse is located in the Maura Valley at the edge of the Italian Alps in Piedmont. Click here to visit our guesthouse in Piedmont Italy on Vacations-Abroad.com I…

Meet the Owners of Borgo Santa Maria Holiday Apartments in Tuscany


Click link for availability and rates for Borgo Santa Maria in Valle My wife and I have been working  in marketing and tourism for all of our lives in Padua, where we had a base for many years.  To get out of the hustle…

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