Firenze, Bologna, Vallombrossa and Fiesole

It seems to rain almost every day but It does not distract from the beauty of Tuscany and good times with friends.  Let’s start with Firenze And now we are in Bologna to see Tiffany Poon.  We stayed with  Cristina and Luca, in the mountains above the Vallombrosa Abby and a day trip to Certaldo […]

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Walk the walls of Lucca with me this morning!

Do you have the time to meander slowly with me? It ‘s only 3.6 miles around the ancient walls. I promise you a great lunch at the finish at Trattoria Guilia.  I’m a bit lonely today, so I appreciate your company! But first, are you wearing comfortable shoes? OK, we are ready!  Let’s start here, admiring […]

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Countdown to Lucca!

In October, I will be travelling outside of my comfort zone. (not found on any map!) I will be living, by myself, in Lucca for the month. My goal is to speak only Italian AND look for new venues and activities for future Pronto Marcella travellers. I chose Lucca because: 1. I don’t know anyone […]

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April in Tuscany

Robin, Debbie, Colleen and Daniel explored Tuscany with me and not only were they delightful company but enthusiastic travellers ready to embrace new experiences and friends. How do I summarize only some of the memories?   Here is a humble attempt! Meeting our famous neighbour, Giovanni On Tuesday morning, we strolled through Greve and then to […]

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