• How to Spend One Day in Milan

    Milan is a short four hour train ride away from my home, so of COURSE I've put together a one-day guide. This is the culmination of many day trips to this beautiful city.

  • How to Spend a Day in Bergamo, Italy

    Bergamo, Italy is such a charming little town, and it's absolutely worth a visit if you're in Milan. It's the perfect day trip destination with GREAT views, GREAT architecture, and GREAT food (polenta cakes yum). Here's how to spend the day in Bergamo.

  • unexpected tuscany

    If you’re going to Italy, you should definitely go to Florence and Rome… Those are givens. To experience even more Italy, go to the smaller little towns in the country! Cinque Terre, San Gimignano? Sienna, Volterra, Luca? All great choices. The best way to see these little towns is by car, although some tours also pay visits to these destinations. Today we rented a car out of Livorno (also a cute town to visit) and headed East to San Miniato. Empoli was the suggested town to go to, but we decided to stop a little earlier and explore something off the beaten track. San Miniato is a very small little…

  • unexpected eats: best gelato in rome

    I wasn’t going to post about Rome UNTIL I found the best gelato I have ever eaten. I am SUCH a gelato fanatic. Anyone who says they don’t like it is such a liar; it’s simply the greatest. I was walking back to the hotel with Mumzies, Montserrat, my uncle, and my aunt, when we stumbled upon a packed gelato store. In the food world, packed restaurant = good food, so of course we decided to try some.   For just 2 euros (TWO!), we each got small gelatos. Small isn’t a bad thing, however, as you can get up to two flavors! You pay for your items first, then go…