Piazza del Campo

Italy, Siena
Sunday, August 30, 2015

There are a ridiculous amount of impressive piazza’s across Italy, including the iconic Piazza della Signora in Florence or the expansive Piazza Navona in Rome. But in Siena you’ll find something very unique at Piazza del Campo, an angled medieval square in the historic center. I haven’t yet found out exactly why the piazza is ... Continued

Cattedrale di Siena

Italy, Siena
Sunday, August 23, 2015

What a dream this place was. Living and traveling in Italy, you’re bound to venture into a lotttt of churches. While I’m a super fan of German churches, I just can’t deny the beauty of Tuscan cathedrals. Santa Maria di Fiore’s beautiful striated marble exterior is a must see (and must climb.) Pisa’s duomo and ... Continued

Hadrian’s Villa

Italy, Lazio, Tivoli
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Imagine being able to compile a list of your favorite places/spaces that you’ve ever been able to visit all over the world and build it to create your own expansive villa? Sounds like a dream, right? Well it happened for one luckily Roman emperor in the town of Tivoli, outside of Rome. Hadrian was a ... Continued

The Charming Town of Orvieto

Italy, Orvieto, Umbria
Sunday, August 09, 2015

A funiculare train takes you up to the tufa hilltop of Orvieto, a city that dates back to Etruscan civilization. Known now for it’s boar meat and wine, the town is great for a halfday visit from Rome. I’d suggest grabbing a panini with porchetta and a glass of Orvieto’s famous white wine to get ... Continued

Back to Rome…

Italy, Lazio, Rome
Thursday, August 06, 2015

This was my third trip to Rome, an expansive city where I have wandered the ancient sites and museums multiple times… but I was looking for something new on this return trip, which has still evaded me… Maybe I need to look past the sites and return again with losts of cash and splurge on ... Continued