That’s me in the photo, having a “Birra” in Gaiole in Chianti. I’ve been coordinating Villa and Farmhouse vacations in Tuscany since 1997. During that time, I’ve explored not only the main attractions throughout Tuscany (and Italy), but I’ve discovered the “nooks and crannies” where most tourists don’ t go. Here I’ll be sharing that information with you. Along the way, I’ll provide tips and tricks for great airfare and routes from the US to Italy, as well as details about money, packing, weather and other logistics. Ciao for now!
Once five small villages accessible only from the sea, the Cinque Terre – “five lands” – is now so flooded with tourists that there’s been talk of limiting the number of people allowed in the area. But they haven’t done [...]