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”

Bayeux | Remember D-Day and Enjoy this Medieval Town!!

Driving through Normandy was a great way to see the countryside and towns as we headed for the D-Day beaches and the Normandy American Cemetery.  Bayeux was our stopover location for the night because of its proximity to the beaches, but wow what great unexpected discoveries awaited us in the quaint medieval town of Bayeux, France!                                                                                                        Continue reading “Bayeux | Remember D-Day and Enjoy this Medieval Town!!”

More than a Mount — Mont Saint-Michel

My visit to Mont Saint-Michel was more than a day spent exploring a beautiful French national monument.It was a modern trek through a medieval treasure, whose rich history includes a Romanesque abbey church at the top built in the 11th century and monastery buildings used even today.                                                                                                                     Continue reading “More than a Mount — Mont Saint-Michel”