So….Cruise vs DIY?

So did we do it better than taking a cruise? Well, if you take out having to lug our suitcases everywhere, on and off trains, to and from airports and up and down all the steps we ended up having to navigate, then we obviously would have had a better time of it on a [...]

Lots to see in Little Capri

Awakening this morning, we join our hosts Carlo and Alessandro Scoppa (Rosario hides out in the kitchen!) for breakfast.  Apart from supplying you with a great spread of food to start your day, with fresh coffee to boot, they love to hear about how you plan to spend your day, giving suggestions along the way. [...]

Exploring the Incredible Sights of Florence

Not really knowing where to start in exploring the city of Florence, we head towards the Ponte Vecchio and start from there.  The Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) was first mentioned in records dating back to 996 and was designed in part as a defensive structure against attacks from the water.  Of course it has been [...]

Pizza in Pisa

The first half of today, we are spending in the small town of Pisa for obvious reasons - the tower.  It's pretty much the only thing Pisa is known for, apart from being the birthplace of Galileo. After all the stairs of yesterday, we were glad to have booked a guided tour to get us [...]