Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Perhaps the most famous love story….. told in one of … More Verona

Wedding of the Year!

For those of you who are long time readers: you may remember our friends Jill and Florent. Well, they FINALLY got married!! I say ‘finally’ because they have been together for 12 years. Since Jill and Flo have been such wonderful friends, we made sure that it was in our budget to attend this wedding. … More Wedding of the Year!

Lago Maggiore: Stresa

This past Saturday, we took a day trip to Stresa which is located in northern part of Piemonte.  It’s located on beautiful Lago Maggiore. Carlo joined his company’s Recreational club and this was an excursion that we thought would be fun.  It’s only 2 hours away by bus and it was a really good deal. … More Lago Maggiore: Stresa

Forte di Bard

Last week, Carlo and I took the train to Valle d’Aosta to a teeny tiny town called Bard. They have a huge Fortress in the mountains so we went to go check it out. So, we walked from the train station… crossed the bridge from Hône…. and into Bard. We saw a sign for a … More Forte di Bard


For out last trip we went to Milano which is less than 2 hours away on the train. I have only been to Milano once before and I enjoyed it but, I also felt that I saw everything it had to offer. This time, I feel like there’s so much more I need to see … More Milano


One thing people usually want to see when they come to Italy is the Torre di Pisa. So, it’s no surprise when my mom and dad said the wanted to go to Pisa. I’ve never been myself so, It was great to finally experience something new… together. After arriving at Pisa Centrale, we made our … More Pisa