Ever since I watched the lush and romantic film version of E. M Forster ‘s classic tale of Italian adventure and young love, I, like the chaperoned heroine Lucy Honeychurch “longed to wake up in Florence and fling wide the windows and lean out into the sunshine”. I have been lucky enough to visit the splendid city of Florence and succumb to its so aptly described “pernicious charms” a number of times over the years since I first was enamoured with those beautiful words. Young ladies are no longer chaperoned by maiden aunts and Baedekers have been discarded for smart phone apps and Kindle e-guides, but Florence is a city that still enchants the modern traveler with age-old charms. My favorite place to start is in the Loggia in the stately Piazza della Signoria. The sculptures that sit underneath curved arches cover centuries of artistic history from the Roman to […]
"We had never done a tour before... and am so thankful the tour worked perfectly"
I wanted to let you know that we loved our trip and everything went exactly as planned. We had never done a tour before, so I was crossing my fingers throughout the trip, and am so thankful the tour worked perfectly for us. We were...
Darci Drinan (Chicago, IL)
Classic Italy Rome to Venice, September 2010