Exploring Florence, Italy

Florence in a day?  No way!  While you can Google many sample 1-day itineraries for a visit to Florence (really, do it now), there is NO way you would even begin to scratch the surface of this beautiful city in such a short timeframe! I first visited Florence while backpacking through Europe over 20 years ago with one of my best friends.  I had no idea how special Florence was, as I was not into art and architecture.  I had no appreciation for it at that time.  What a missed opportunity!  I… Read More

Rome Highlights – The Spanish Steps and All Things Vatican

We’ve already visited the Colosseum.  Here is a Photoblog of some of my other favorite places in Rome: The Spanish Steps! The Sistine Chapel The Vatican St. Peter’s Basilica   A few additional shots of this incredible site: And one last glance back as we say good-bye.