Exploring Murano ~ The Island Of Glass

No trip to Venice is complete without stops on the islands of Burano and Murano. Burano is like a fairytale, a small island in the northern part of the Venetian lagoon most famous for its gorgeous lace and brightly-coloured houses.  Murano is an island known for it’s glass, a craft that has been done for […]

The War Against The Italian Washing Machine

Do you have any idea what’s going on here?  What those symbols or words might mean? Here’s a hint. The words are in Italian. It’s the dial on a washer/dryer combo in Italy! Now take whatever information you can glean from this “super easy to read dial” and do your worst.  I say your worst […]

Where To Travel In 2017 ~ Venice

  The backdrop to countless movies, the romantic setting to an endless number of books and a first in my series of top picks for where you should travel in 2017; Venice. Venice Italy, one of the most romantic cities in the world, has something to offer everyone. Whether you are traveling alone, as a […]

Venice Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb with Walks of Italy

16,000 steps. The number of steps our family was taking on an average day walking through Italy. Time spent meandering, touring and sometimes just getting lost. So when presented with the chance to tour Venice on a boat I took the opportunity to see this mesmerizing city from another perspective.  The water! Our tour called […]

Hotel L’Orologio Venezia – An Apartment Hotel in the Heart Of Venice

Have you ever dreamed of having your very own home in Venice?  Living life like a real Venetian, you and your family spread out in a spacious apartment, watching the gondolas go by your picture window as you drink your morning coffee and make your plans for the day.  This dream, and so many more […]

A Picture Perfect Day In Florence

There are some places that are difficult to put into words. They hold too much history, too much beauty.  Florence Italy, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is one of those places.  So today, a walk down those incredible winding streets and a peek at some of the hidden gems in the middle of this beautiful […]

A Must See While In Rome: The Vatican

The Vatican City. Revered, written about in books, seen on television and movies.  No visit to Rome could be considered complete without a peek inside the world of the Vatican. But where to start when you go?  It’s overwhelming.  Our choice, to take the guided tour titled The Vatican Highlights Tour: Vatican Museums & Sistine […]

Walking In The Shadow Of The Colosseum: Through Eternity

  Goosebumps.  As we stood beside the Colosseum in Rome, shadowed by it’s enormous size, I became momentarily overwhelmed by the structure that sat in front of me.  I’d seen this massive wonder in books, marvelled at it’s significance during movies, even studied it in school, but what did I really know?  What would I […]

Il Salviatino ~ A Piece Of Paradise In Florence

Located on the outskirts of Florence, the Il Salviatino is a little piece of heaven just waiting to be discovered. With only 45 rooms, and seemingly as many staff, Il Salviatino is a unique luxury boutique hotel for the discerning guest. There are 40 rooms and 5 unique suites for a total of  45 suites, […]

Dreaming Of Life In Burano

Day dreaming in full force. Have you ever thought about packing it all in and trying a completely different life?  Somewhere foreign, exotic, perhaps the polar opposite of the life you live now?  As I wandered the cobblestone streets of the tiny Island of Burano off the coast of Italy, the little day dreamer in […]