From Pienza in Tuscany back to Rome, we spent a night in between at the “Castle in the Sky” town – Civita di Bagnoregio. On the way, we visited Orvieto, a beautiful hilltop town, 1 hour 20 minutes drive to get there. Similar to Siena, there is a parking garage – Campo della Fiera –… Read More Last Stops: Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio
We hit the road as soon as we finished breakfast to explore the heart of Tuscany – the picturesque rolling hills. We took the scenic Tuscany road – SR2 from Siena to Pienza where we’ll be staying for 3 nights. The first stop was the famous cypresses of San Quirico. Unexpectedly, just after we got… Read More Siena to Pienza – the Heart of Tuscany
It was a long travel day to make our journey back to Italy….a 5 hours drive from Menton, France to Siena, Italy. The ride wasn’t smooth at all as it was pouring so made traffic worst! There was a car accident near Genoa so we wasted half an hour sitting on traffic. We made a… Read More Siena and San Gimignano
The best time for photos of Isola San Giulio is morning till noon when the island is light up by sunlight. When we arrived at Orta San Giulio in the afternoon the day before, the island was covered in shadow which made a big difference for photos. Our hotel’s breakfast room faced directly toward the… Read More Isola Bella – The Gem in Lake Maggiore
We had a great night sleep except for the phone in our room rang at 4 AM!!! Who would call our room at 4 AM? No one answered; I hung up immediately and went back to sleep. The nice breakfast at least saved the morning. The croissants were freshly baked and they even have the… Read More Day Trip to the Flowery Town of Spello and Assisi
We skipped the hotel breakfast and instead had our tiramisu from last night as a quick bite before our 2.5 hours drive to Bellagio, Lake Como so we could save time. I was a little bit disappointed that the tiramisu wasn’t that great 🙁 We already notified the hotel that we’ll be leaving at 6:00… Read More One Day in Lake Como – Bellagio and Varenna
Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy that’s often overlooked due to its famous cousin – Lake Como. I have to admit, I never heard of it until I saw in Instagram a photo of the amazing “castle” surrounded by emerald water – Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione. Since then, I started to research Sirmione and Lake Garda… Read More Sirmione, Where I had the Largest Gelato Ever!
With the time it takes to get from one place to another in Sicily, it’s a huge island, we decided to skip the hotel breakfast and have an early start so we can visit more places. We left the hotel by 7 am for our day’s adventure to explore the baroque towns: Noto, Modica, and… Read More Baroque Towns of Sicily: Noto, Modica, and Ragusa