Villa Lena, Tuscany

It was Jesus who apparently said that to get to heaven, the road must be hard. And so you do have to survive a bumpy car ride to get to the promised Villa Lena. Set on top of a hill, this 19th century property has been turned into a haven of architecture, interior, art and…

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Cinque Terre

One of the many destinations on our travel bucket list was Cinque Terre. Late September, we hopped on a train from Florence and got off at Manarola where we spent two nights. We made the most of the Cinque Terre Express to visit other villages on the coast and hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, and…

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