European Travel Tips & Guides

pitigliano one of the beautiful towns and villages to visit in tuscany

European Travel Tips & Guides

5 Reasons why a Customized Private Tour of Italy is the Right Fit for You

November 22, 2021
7 Reasons why a customized private tour of Italy is the right fit for you

Audrey not only offers unique small group tours, that she has personally designed, but also works with guests that are looking for a customized experience for their vacation to Italy. No two itineraries, for a private tour, are the same. Though we find our small group tours to be a great way to meet new…

A hundred years ago in Italy: looking forward, with deep roots in the past

November 10, 2021
Rome, night view of the “Vittoriano”, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

As here in Canada and the United States we’re approaching, in just a few days, the 103rd anniversary of the end of the Great War, Italy has just finished celebrating its own. Signed at “Villa Giusti”, in the vicinity of Padua, on November 3rd 1918, the Armistice with Austria-Hungary was to take effect the following…

Best Places to Visit in Northern Italy

October 21, 2021
Monte Lussari, one of the best places to see in northern italy

Northern Italy’s riches are vast, varied, and yours to discover, from art-packed museums and mosaic-filled cathedrals to Roman ruins and hill towns amid vineyards that produce some of Europe’s best wines. You can dine at refined restaurants that casually flaunt their Michelin star ratings, or chow down with the locals at osterie (small local eateries)…

ETIAS: everything you need to know

October 20, 2021
ETIAS: everything you need to know

Starting January 2023, non-EU citizens will be required to obtain travel authorization to enter the Schengen Area. But don’t worry – it’s not a visa, it’s inexpensive and as easy as a 20-minute online application form! Not happy about the changes? We understand. Traveling can already feel daunting at times and even more so with even…

Beautiful Towns and Villages to Visit in Tuscany

October 19, 2021
town of lucca

Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art and medieval history, others to explore the extraordinary countryside and its rolling hills. Food lovers visit Tuscany to enjoy the wonderful cuisine and famous wines. Summer vacationers the beautiful beaches and islands. Students come to learn the Italian language and culture.…

Umbria vs. Tuscany: Which Region Should You Travel To?

April 22, 2021
umbria vs tuscany: which region should you travel to

Each Italian region is unique. For such a small peninsula, the diversity of history, art, culture, and cuisine from region to region is remarkable. At first glance, Umbria and Tuscany seem to have a lot in common. Both are celebrated for their medieval hilltop towns, spectacular scenery, and delicious food and wines; but each has…

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Emilia Romagna

April 21, 2021
7 reasons why you should visit emilia romagna

How many of you have heard about the region of Emilia Romagna in Italy, or know where it is? I bet not many. This area is often overlooked, although there are many reasons to travel Emilia Romagna. Italy’s region of Emilia-Romagna, home to Bologna, Modena and Ravenna. Everyone traveling from Florence to Venice (or the…

Guide to Visiting Castilla la Mancha

April 16, 2021
guide to visiting castilla la mancha

Mention ‘Toledo, Spain’ to anyone you know and you might get a response. Mention ‘Castilla-La Mancha‘ and chances are, you’ll receive a blank look and a shrug of the shoulders. La Mancha comes from the Arabic word al Manshah, meaning dry land. The vast area is some of the most travelled, yet least visited or…

What to See and Do in Andalucia, Spain

February 11, 2021
Feria del Caballo in Jerez de la Frontera

In this guide I share with you my personal must-sees in Andalusia plus some of my pro-tips to getting around this wonderful region which offers so much to see and do! I grew up here and spent over 20 years in this region showing clients, friends and family the best this region has to offer.…

Best Day Trips from Madrid

February 10, 2021
segovia one of the best day trips from Madrid

Madrid stands at the very center of Spain- geographically, culturally and politically. Madrid capital not only offers the culture and good times of a sophisticated, modern city but it also retains the charm and elegance of its early years. The power and glory of Madrid is reflected in its parks, plazas, boulevards and in the…

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