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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...

La dolce far niente – Italy | Little Things I Love About

The first time I heard this Italian phrase was by my Italian brother and FYH Italy team, Max. We were in Cortona and we were eating some gelato on the stairs, watching the people pass by. He had said, “You from North America…you are always so “crazy busy” as you say…you need to...

Strolling through Norcia, Umbria || Italy Destination Highlight

This is my first intentional attempt to short stories along with my photos…mostly photos, of course. Follow me to Norcia, Umbria, Italy… As we stepped out of the vehicle, the crisp autumn air fully welcomed us and the anticipation of all we were told of Norcia continued to grow....

Burano – the colorful island in the Venice Lagoon || Destination Review

There’s something about Burano that is so surreal…why, it must be the houses. the fact that they are all different vibrant colours. as i quote from WIKIPEDIA: “Burano is also known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists. The colours of the houses follow a...

Doors of Umbria || Little Things I Love About

  The Doors of Umbria. I first laid my eyes on them back in 2010 and have since found more and photographed more of them to add to my collection. They are layered with character and detail. It always makes me wonder who lives behind these doors. What these doors have seen...

Wandering through Castelluccio, Italy || Italy Destination Highlights

Umbria. Before my very first Follow Your Heart Travel Experience which was in Italy in 2010 to Umbria & Tuscany, I had not actually even heard of the province of Umbria. Bad, hey? But would await us would be a land of medieval walled villages on hills, and cobblestoned...

The Medieval Manhattan of Tuscany || Italy Destination Highlights

Known as the Manhattan of the Medieval era because of the many towers that lined the skyline, San Gimignano is one of UNESCO World Heritage sites we wander through on our Italy Travel Experiences. San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena,...

Follow Your Heart to Italy by Nicole || Guest Review

Italy…I don’t think I have met anyone who has not wanted to go to Italy. It evokes such wonderful emotions and I encourage everyone to visit her at least once! I had a great group of mostly photographers accompany me through Umbria & Tuscany and our time was...

Caffe Corretto – Il Mio Preferito || Little Things I Love About

The first time I visited Italy was in 2008. I visited again in 2010 and then last year, 2014. When I travel I tend to “adopt” certain things, foods, traditions from the cultures I love best. Indeed Italy was no different. I continue to make caprese for lunches and...

Behold, the beautiful Pantheon || Little Things I Love About Series

I’m not sure why exactly but I have ALWAYS had the Pantheon on my list of places to visit. When I was in Rome for the first time for only 6 hours,  I was looking forward to see the Pantheon the most…it was like a first date sort of feeling in my stomach…I was...
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