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Tuscan Spas

One of my favorite things to do in Italy is going to the spas.  Sometimes I’ll even treat myself to a roman bath, or find a nice Terme along the route to stop at.  For those that don’t know a Terme is the same as a hot spring, a lot in Italy are natural and free, which is even better for tourists.  Many of these thermal baths are found in the Tuscan region, and I’ve had the opportunity to visit…

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Tuscan Towns

Sienna, Motepulciano, and Lucca are the three towns I’ll talk about in my next posts. My trip in a few weeks will have me visiting so I might as well write about them as I’m very exited to go back. So let’s start with the biggest town of Lucca.  Lucca is a larger town with around 90 thousand residents, and was established as a roman colony in 180 BC, and the age really shows, in a good way. There’s lots…

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Taking an Italian Tour

This takes me back to the first time I visited San Gimignano on a tour, these days I wouldn’t be caught dead on a tour as I just find them to be a waste of time. I really enjoy just getting lost and finding unique and cool things in a city or town. I’ve found the best little restaurants this way, especially when lost and asking for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help in Italy, especially in these…

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From Rome I love the drive out to Tuscany, past rolling farm fields, excellent roads, and a beautiful scenery, it’s more than enough to help me get over my jetlag.  One of the cool parts of the trip is passing the ever present sunflower fields.  Some years it seems like they go on for ever, and other years I pass by when they’ve been left in the field unharvested, and it looks like mass extinction, which can be a little…

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Ahhh Rome

Rome has always been my starting point as I travel in Italy, well at least the airport I fly into as I’ve taken a few train trips from France and Germany, but Rome is usually the beginning and end to my journeys. When in Rome I usually stay at the Artemide Hotel as it’s centrally located to the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and I just love feeling part of this city, so it makes sense for me to stay in the…

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