9 Jul, 2017 in Venice

Venice is gorgeous. Not even the endless tourist crowds and over-commercialization can ruin this beautiful town, but you should try – when possible – to avoid the crowds and take the time to venture out of the main tourist traps a bit. After spending some time with family, and visiting little treasures like Murano Island, […]

27 Mar, 2017 in Venice

Gorgeous Venice is mostly flat but there are a few old catherals rising up above all other buildings to offer you some spectacular views of Venice and the area. During my last day in Venice I queued up to go on to the Basilica di San Marco Observation deck. Small elevators and a very old building […]

31 Jan, 2017 in Florence
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For grand panoramic views of gorgeous Florence from above, there’s one hidden gem that should be on your TODO list – The Giardino Bardini. It’s still fairly lesser-known in the many attractions that Florence has to offer, and the elevator going up from street level to the gardens is a bit hard to spot, but once […]

13 Dec, 2016 in Venice
Boattrip to Murano Island Venice Italy (28)

If you get a bit tired of the heavy tourist traffic in Venice and want to cool off a bit somewhere more quiet then a boat trip to Murano Island could be just the thing. A short trip on the gorgeous water ways and with some of the remarkable Venice landscapes in the background, and […]

14 Oct, 2016 in Venice, Visions
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Oh, Venice. How long I’ve waited to see you. For years I’ve been meaning to go, and came close many times, but never quite got around to it. Something always came up. But this time, a family gathering to celebrate a significant holiday finally gave me the opportunity to catch this beautiful city in almost […]

10 Jul, 2016 in Milan
Sempione Park Milan Spain (7)

At the center of Milan is a large green park with a 15th century castle now serving as a museum complex. The Sforza Castle, one of the largest citadels in Europe at the time, now hosts museums for ancient art, old instruments, archaeology and history, and much more. You can easily spend half a day touring around […]

24 May, 2016 in Florence
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Piazza della Signoria is seen by many to be the heart and core of Florence. It’s definitely considered one of the tourist highlights, as in the area you have Loggia della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palace of the Tribunale della Mercanzia, the Palazzo Uguccioni, and the Palace of the Assicurazioni Generali, all gorgeous buildings dating […]

19 May, 2016 in Milan
Teatro alla Scala - The Elixir of Love - Milan Italy (1)

While visiting Milan for the 2015 Food Expo, we wanted to get a taste of the local culture scene and where better to do that than the 18th century world famous opera-house La Scala. Being the last minute tourists that we are we have not booked a ticket in advance, and just went in the […]

4 May, 2016 in Florence
Boboli Gardens Florence Italy (4)

Florence is a beautiful city with much to see and do. My favorite part of Florence were the Boboli Gardens, up on the hill south of the river, which is a lovely open air museum-park, with gardens, fountains, and sculptures. Just behind the Pitti palace, these gardens date back to the 16th century and offer grand […]

19 Feb, 2016 in Milan
Expo 2015 Milan Italy (1)

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to visit Milan for quite some time, but it was only last year that I finally got the ultimate excuse. Milan was hosting the 2015 World Fair Expo, which allowed for a combination of a visit to Milan and for me to see the world at the same time. […]

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