Tagged: Florence

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Lucca and Viareggio

When cruise ships call in to Livorno, on Italy’s Tuscan coast, cruisers usually opt for the tours in to Florence, a most wonderful drawcard of a city. This is often combined with a detour...

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Fabulous Firenze

Firenze, or Florence, is the capital of Tuscany and to my mind, the cultural capital of Italy. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, it was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and...

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Sardinian Vacation

Clark Griswold has nothing on me – whatever could go wrong on this vacation, did. We chose to go to  Sardegna (Sardinia) after our week in Tuscany, as we had a week to spare...

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Exploring Italy

Without doubt, my favourite places in Italy are Venice, Tuscany, the Cinque Terre, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. In the last 12 years we have spent a total of seven weeks exploring this fabulous...