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Sightseeing on a Small Group Tour through Tuscany

On our recent trip to Italy, we had the good fortune of touring several towns on a tour through Tuscany with Walks of Italy. Upon our return, Shelli penned the following article, which was published 11/15/2017 at My Itchy Travel Feet. Here is an excerpt: “Learning about secret tunnels in the heart of Florence . […]

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Umbria:  A Family Escape in the Heart of Italy

Umbria:  A Family Escape in the Heart of Italy If you’ve ever wanted to discover the heart and soul of Italy outside of its splendid cities, a family escape in Umbria is for you.  Like its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, this agricultural region of central Italy is also dotted with Etruscan ruins, iconic hillside villages, […]

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The Highlight of Venice – Our Tour of St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice is one unique city. Busy canals filled with gondolas and water taxis. The Byzantine design adds mystique to this affluent and prestigious community. St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice is, by far, one of the most revered buildings in the city.  This elegant structure symbolizes Venetian wealth, prestige, and power, and continues to be a […]

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Our Stay at the Hotel Edelweiss, Wengen, Switzerland

From our vantage point in Wengen, the Jungfrau Range is a lot to take in.  It’s a dramatic backdrop, especially today.  The billowy white clouds float effortlessly in the bright blue sky, allowing an occasional glimpse of the tops of some of Switzerland’s highest and most rugged peaks. The Classic Swiss Village of Wengen Wengen […]

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5 Not-so-Subtle Differences between Americans and Italians

I’ve always heard that travel expands our horizons.  I believe that’s true.  Travel makes us appreciate what we have. It allows us to learn about traditions and lifestyles different from our own. We get to see spectacular landscapes, historical landmarks, and inspiring architectures that we’ve only read about. But, as soon as you get off […]

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