25-Day Itinerary: Italian Food & Wine Tour

Purpose: Cuisine & Culture  Stops Along the Way: Villages of Lombardy, Piedmont, Tuscany & Emilia-RomagnaDescription: Value-based trip (staying in 3-4 star

Grocery Shopping: Italian Style

Since we had family members arriving tomorrow during our 45-day trip to Tuscany and Normandy it was time to begin gathering provisions for the group’s stay. And to help us, I

A Hearing Aid Goes to the Bottom of Lake Como

It was a moment of playful fun.  The June day was extremely hot making the glacial waters of Lake Como welcome.  The men in our family had decided to spend the day

A Rainy Night in Zurich

Zurich was our final stop on the 17-day 50th Anniversary Celebration trip.  Prior to catching our flights home we were enjoying a few nights in our favorite hotel, the

Guest Story: Celebrating 50 Years on Lake Como

I recently had an opportunity to ask my mother what one of her unforgettable travel memories was and she replied, “It was time together on Lake Como.”   To

17-Day Itinerary 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in Switzerland & Italy

Stops Along the Way: Lucerne, Lake Como, Zermatt, Wengen, ZurichDescription: Value-based trip (staying in 3-4 star hotels) with on- our- own touringGroup Profile:

Perched in the Alps: Wengen

As we arrived into the dining room, Mr. Heyers, the owner of the Hotel Daniela invited us to dine in his private dining room, explaining that a large tour group would be in

The Gentleman in the Butterscotch Scarf

It was a sunny, spring day in the Piazza della Signoria, the gateway to the Uffizi Gallery.  We were almost half-way through our 18-day honeymoon trip to Liguria, Tuscany

Bespoke Tailoring with the Finest of Italian Textiles

In the 1300’s Florence was an important center of wool production.  During the 14th Century, the quality of wool and silk textiles in Florence became popular world wide

18-day Itinerary Italian Honeymoon: Villages of Liguria, Tuscany & Lombardy

Purpose: Honeymoon Stops Along the Way: Milan, Santa Margarita, Portofino, Porto Venere, Monterrosa, Riomaggiore, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi, Pisa, San Gimignano, Greve,

A Late Fall Italian Honeymoon

Approximately four weeks after our wedding we were scheduled to fly to Milan to start our 18-day honeymoon to Liguria, Tuscany and Lake Como.  We could hardly wait for our

Blame it On the Mussels

As we had come to expect on a late October evening, the Cappelletti’s had built a roaring fire in the living room to chase away any sense of dampness arising from the breeze