My husband is from a little town in Tuscany called Montecatini-Terme. Famous for its thermal waters, it is considered one of the biggest “spa towns” in Italy.
Located at the highest point of Montecatini-Terme, right on top of a hill, is a small medieval village called Montecatini Alto, which offers a panoramic vista of Montecatini-Terme. To get there, you can either drive, hike up to the village, or take the Funicular railway. The latter dates back to the end of the 1800s but is still functional and fun. Our son is a big fan of it. Read more
This summer the boys and I spent a splendid week at Argentario Osa Village in Talamone. We couldn’t have chosen a better base to exploring Monte Argentario and its neighboring towns.
I was truly enamoured of Talamone. This charming fishing village in Maremma, Tuscany is a Jewel. We enjoyed taking evening strolls through the village’s narrow streets and stone houses all the way to the Aldobrandeschi fortress.
The fortress was built in the 13th century and stands on top of a rocky hill dominating the port and offering delightful panoramic vistas and gorgeous photo backdrops. Just under the fortress is a beautiful waterfront beach establishment called Bagno Delle Donne.
Talamone is also linked to Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the greatest Italian generals that contributed to the Italian unification and the creation of Italy. En route to Sicily Garibaldi stopped over in Talamone to stock up on water and weapons.
If you’ve been to Rome or at least know of its grandeur, then I’m sure you’re asking yourself how this title is even possible because indeed, 24 hours are not enough to even scratch the surface of Rome and its hidden gems.
But since I only had 24 hours for this visit, I simply had to make the most of it! Read more
My husband wanted to take our son to a beach he used to frequent with his parents when he was a little boy. So, one fine afternoon, we set off to visit The white sandy beach of Rosignano in Livorno. Read more
Took these photos on our last day in La Maddalena, Sardinia. The weather was cloudy and somber, as if the island was just as sad to bid us goodbye.
The last time we visited La Maddalena was in 2011. My now husband and I were newly engaged then, and honestly, we were too in love and too busy staring into each other’s eyes to notice the beauty of the place. Read more