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Back to Rome: Day Trip to Tuscany

Sunday was another magical day to a place I again never expected to visit: Tuscany. Our first stop was at “The Town of Fine Towers,” San Gimignano, a rustic medieval town with preserved tower houses and remarkable views. The stone streets and buildings of the city with its views of the surrounding green valley were… Continue reading Back to Rome: Day Trip to Tuscany

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Rome Day 13: A Visit to the Vineyards

What’s the weekend without some wine? Thursday we travelled to Monte Porzio Catone, a town in the outer hills of Rome, for a wine tasting at Casale Sonnino. Our host, George, was a sweet, enthusiastic American whose family had owned the property for centuries. The whole day was extremely relaxed, with George telling us stories… Continue reading Rome Day 13: A Visit to the Vineyards