Before visiting Venice in 2004, I studied guidebooks to learn the Vaporetto routes and the location of the churches and museums. I packed a map with all of the calles, campos and palazzos noted, confident that I’d be able to navigate my way around the city. I had my map, but no idea where I […]
Something new is in the air… Meet Arianna and Alessio of KM Zero Tours! For the past few years, I have been meeting with my friends Arianna and Alessio who own and operate KM Zero Tours (Kilometer Zero Tours). Their philosophy meshes well with mine; get to know the people, the small villages, the local […]
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 […]
You are invited….
In spring 2020, (late April, early May) you are invited to experience a new travel adventure with Pronto Marcella. Enjoy Seven nights at an agriturismo in an ancient but lovingly restored farmhouse near Gambassi Terme, and Certaldo, with views from our lawn of the towers of San Gimignano We will explore the area with our private […]
Abbracciato dalle Mura
Embraced by the Walls When I decided to spend a month in Lucca, I anticipated periods of loneliness because I hadn’t travelled alone in a decade. Life had gotten somewhat stale and certainly predictable. I yearned to be out of my comfort zone. I wanted to be in a place where I didn’t know anyone so […]