Discover the Walled Tuscan Town of Volterra

The hilltop town of Volterra sits in the heart of the Tuscany region of Italy and is an interesting town to explore.   As our Rick Steves tour stopped in Volterra for two nights, we had no idea what discoveries lie ahead for us in this walled Tuscan town with its ancient stone walls.                          Continue reading “Discover the Walled Tuscan Town of Volterra”

Vineyard Walk in the Cinque Terre | Amazing Views

While visiting the Cinque Terre on a Rick Steves tour, our travel group decided to include a vineyard walk during our free time as we explored the villages that make up the Cinque Terre (five lands). Our tour guide had  Continue reading “Vineyard Walk in the Cinque Terre | Amazing Views”

Climb to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

What a fun afternoon we spent exploring Pisa, Italy, and climbing to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, officially known as the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta!In order to climb the 294 steps to the top, we had purchased our online tickets 6 weeks in advance.  I was ready!    Continue reading “Climb to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa!”

Volterra | Don’t Miss These Etruscan Treasures!!

This museum may not make your TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN VOLTERRA list, but if you skip out on the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum you will miss a gem!!

I was on a Rick Steves tour, exploring this ancient Tuscan town (read about my discoveries).   We strolled along Via Don Giovanni Minzoni (I love the pedestrian streets!) to this small, unique museum that first opened in 1761!   Continue reading “Volterra | Don’t Miss These Etruscan Treasures!!”