Quick Tips on Visiting Venice and the Surrounding Islands
March 29, 2017/in /by admin
Heading to Venice and not sure how to get around? Here are some quick tips for visiting that…...
The new “PisaMover” links the Airport to the Central Train Station
March 19, 2017/in /by admin
On March 18, 2017, a new electric rail service was opened connecting the Pisa Airport to the "Pisa…...
The Italian Government Proposes Limits on Tourism in the Cinque Terre
February 22, 2016/in /by admin
The Italian government has just announced that it will (try to!) impose limits on the number of tourists…...
New Routes and Specials on “ITALO” trains
February 01, 2016/in Blog/by admin
The high-speed rail service called "Italo" came on the scene in Italy about a decade ago as an…...
NEW: ticket check to enter train platforms at Roma Termini, Firenze S.M.N. and Milano Centrale
June 01, 2015/in /by admin
New security measures are in place at three of Italy's major train stations (Roma Termini, Firenze "Santa Maria…...
Snakes, sacred dogs and the Hippocratic Oath on the Greek island of Kos
May 13, 2015/in /by admin
“Walking is Man’s Best Medicine”-- HippocratesThe small island of Kos in the Greek Dodecanese island chain was the…...
The Florentine Iris: beautiful, fragrant, and worth its weight in gold
May 06, 2015/in /by admin
On my bike ride the other day I passed a vast field of purple iris amidst the olive…...
Happy Pasquetta! (Easter Monday to you)
April 06, 2015/in /by admin
Well, Easter is over and it's time to go back to work... But not in Italy! They decided…...
A new bike path along the Arno will offer 220 kms of flat, easy cycling in Tuscany
March 24, 2015/in /by admin
Plans are underway to build a bike path along the Arno River from its source at Monte Falterona…...
Changes in Global Tourism, pt. 2: “Remembrance of Things Past”
March 05, 2015/in /by admin
“Remembrance of Things Past," or, Nostalgia for a Lost WorldOne of the great things about living in Florence…...