• Europe,  Italy

    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…

  • Eats,  Europe,  Italy

    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…