The Islands of Tuscany

The Tuscan archipelago includes six islands, also called the “pearls of the Thyrrenian sea” for their sheer beauty, wild character, splendid vegetation and rich marine wildlife. Altogether they constitute a marine reservation, which is strenuously protected by the Tuscan region and Italian government. Their names are Elba, Giglio, Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa and Montecristo. The latter… Continue reading The Islands of Tuscany

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Explore Florence in a Day

Overflowing with history, art and culture, Florence is a city that’s very hard to do justice to in a single day. A visit to the Uffizi museum alone could easily eat a day or two into any itinerary. If you’re fortunate enough to visit Florence for the first time, but unfortunate enough to have only… Continue reading Explore Florence in a Day

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Barcelona, Rebel City of Spain

Barcelona is a town with a history that like a good Catalan red wine is both rich and dark. Its foundations stretch back to at least the 15th century BC, if not earlier. Like so much of ancient Europe the Romans founded the first semblance of the town we know today as Barcelona. In the… Continue reading Barcelona, Rebel City of Spain

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Explore Lanzarote, Canary Island

The island of Lanzarote is an ideal location for anyone seeking to escape the cold winter that has plagued Northern Europe so far this year.  And unless you do not know your geography it’s easy to see why, considering that the average temperatures early on in the season can still reach the mid twenties Celsius.… Continue reading Explore Lanzarote, Canary Island

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