The mix of cultures over the centuries has left a truly unique place. We could hardly wait to explore… CONTINUE READING >>
Florence has treasures that could take days, weeks, months, years, or perhaps a lifetime to fully explore… CONTINUE READING >>
There is good reason for that, the gravity defying belfry is certainly the star of the show.
And we’re not even going to try to hide the fact that we took several obligatory “holding up the tower” photos.
Starting out with the classic two-handed (with the addition of Veronica bracing for the fall for extra style points)… CONTINUE READING >>
Visit the colossal Colosseum, the temples of the fabulous Forum and the grandeur of The Vatican!
And check out the mysterious horned Moses by Michelangelo and the chains in the church of St. Peter in Chains… CONTINUE READING >>
Rome may not have been built in a day, but Pompeii was certainly destroyed in one.
Because of the unique nature of the calamity that buried the city, we have an incredibly well preserved peek into every day life two thousand years ago in The Roman Empire.
We had an amazing amount of history and emotion to absorb, making our day at Pompeii one of the most incredible… CONTINUE READING >>
Our most recent trip to Italy included a stop in Rome where we had a day planned to take in the Eternal City’s most treasured sites. And we spent way too much time distracted by the somewhat odd souvenir tributes to the new Pope… CONTINUE READING >>
We’re live-blogging from the brand-spanking new Royal Princess on her maiden voyage across The Mediterranean and we’d love for you to come along for the adventure!
Follow along as we explore the nineteen incredible decks of the newly christened ship (by THE Royal Princess Kate herself – WITH the yet-to-be-born Prince George along for the ride!). We’ll be taking you “backstage” to show you the amazing amenities not found anywhere else, GypsyNester-style… CONTINUE READING >>
But, there are a number of big advantages to renting a car to visit Europe as opposed to other modes of travel. Driving is often the best way to see some of Europe’s most famous sites. How else could we have traced the route of the Monaco Gran Prix, or motored over magnificent mountain passes in The Swiss… CONTINUE READING >>
The facade, with the black and white layered stripes of marble and slate is typical of Genoa (or Genova to the Italians), was finished in 1312.
AND a bomb is housed… CONTINUE READING >>
Our latest Italian adventure would open our eyes to an often overlooked region of Il Bel Paese (The Beautiful Country) — the Italian Riviera along the Ligurian Sea… CONTINUE READING >>
Many of the trans-European rules… CONTINUE READING >>
First royalty, then artsy types like Picasso, Matisse, Aldous Huxley arrived, and nowadays Elton John, Bono, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have all bought homes and frequent the seaside resorts. Of course two road weary GypsyNesters in a tiny rented economy car felt… CONTINUE READING >>
It was as if… CONTINUE READING >>
Electronics in Italy:
The electrical system in Italy — and throughout… CONTINUE READING >>
We began our walk along the streets of Ovada, a quaint little town between Genoa and Alessandria, with our beautiful friend, Claudia, hostess extraordinaire. She has introduced us to so many of the most wonderful, out of the way Italian treasures and… CONTINUE READING >>
Somehow David convinced Veronica that going on the Funivie Monte Bianco, a cable car that terrifyingly drags you STRAIGHT UP Monte Blanc was a good… CONTINUE READING >>