Italy

San Miniato al Monte

San Miniato al Monte

♥ ♥ The Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte stands on top of a hill overlooking Florence, just a short walk above the Piazzale Michelangelo. Both are popular points from which to catch panoramic views of the city, but while the latter is sometimes described […]

11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

Updated January 2017 * You know how it is. You’ve finally saved enough to go on a 2-week trip to Europe — yay!!! You don’t want to go on one of those big bus tours where you’re herded around like cattle with 40-60 other tourists. […]

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

We break down an $850 11-day tour of France, Switzerland, and Italy — its real costs, pros and cons — and discuss the questions you have to ask before signing up for any tour. * Yesterday, a friend asked me to take a look at a tour […]

Winter in Burano

Winter in Burano

* Burano, Venice in the off-season | January 2014 © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains