Monteriggioni | Italy Destination Highlight

Monteriggioni – a wee comune in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. This medieval walled town is ABSOLUTELY charming. We got there at the end of the day, as the sun began to set…it was incredibly surreal to walk around this small town of about 9,000...

Zoom! Zoom! through Italy on our Vespa Travel Experience!

Italy on a Vespa. Picture it with me for a moment… We will spend the entire week driving around on Vespas, and see the highlights of the Umbria region with a new destination every day, avoiding the freeway or fast roads…so we can take in the sceniec Italian...

Wandering through Spoleto || Real Italy Travel Experience

Spoleto is one of my favorite places to wander indeed. From overlooking city and church, to walking the cobblestone streets and window shopping, there is an endless supply of things to look at in awe. I love getting “lost” in a city…through the commercial shops...

Going around Italy with my Dad | Guest Review

On my very first Follow Your Heart Travel Experience, we went to Italy. And to my delight my father (and mother) joined that trip! My dad is the reason I do a lot of what I do today. No, not cuz he was involved in the process of MAKING me, which is true. But in the reason that it...

I vestiti stesi ad asciugare in Italia || Little Things I Love About

What is that, you say? Glad you asked. 🙂 Clothes hung out to dry in Italy…well that’s what Google translate tells me at least. 😉 I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the laundry being hung out to dry in Italy…I’m not sure why. When I travel and don’t see any...

People Watching in Piazza del Campo | Italy Destination Highlight

I remember when my Italy Team Expert, Max, took me to Siena for the first time. We had gotten my small group off wandering and were going to meet them again after lunch. “Come with me here, sis…I want to show you what I like to do here.” From there we entered the piazza, a sight...

Colorful houses of Burano | Little Things I Love About

Burano. A favorite place of mine in the Venetian Lagoon. For it’s most colorful houses. Here’s a little history from www.isoladiburano.it: Burano – the coloured island of lace. Home of big artists like Baldassare Galuppi, Remigio Barbaro and Pino Donaggio, as...

Nicole in Umbria & Tuscany | Guest Review

Nicole was just getting into photography when she came on our first Travel Experience to Italy in 2010. It was so awesome to see her capture the world around her as we traveled through the rolling hills of Tuscany and wandered the medieval towns of Umbria. I follow her today on...

The cobblestone streets of Stroncone | Italy Destination Highlight

It’s a quiet walled commune in Umbria. I would never have know about it had not my Italian brother and FYH Italy team Max and his family live just outside the walls, overlooking hills of olive trees.   When I say small, I mean population just over 4800. The younger...

Market Day in San Gimignano, Tuscany | Italy Real Travel Experience

We planned our week right when we were in Italy. Every Thursday in San Gimignano was “market day”. Every Thursday (Wednesday in case of a holiday) is an everything type market and then every Saturday, fruit and vegetable market (Friday in case of a holiday). It gives...