We boarded the train in Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station and two hours later we were at Venice’s Santa Lucia station. We’ve become big fans of traveling by train because they are clean, convenient and a lot less hassle than flying. And speaking of convenient ~
5-minute vacations to help you “get away from it all,” if only for a moment
When we visited Florence in 2003, we made a day trip by train to Pisa so that we could climb to the top of the Leaning Tower. Unfortunately, it was so windy that day that the tower was closed. In 2021, we returned…
Our first trip to Italy was to Florence in 2003. In 2021, we returned. On this return trip, we revisited some of the places we saw in 2003, like the Uffizi, and made a point to visit new (to us) places, like the ’Accademia, to see Michelangelo’s David.
In March 2004, we spent the better part of two weeks in Italy ~ first at Alassio, on the Italian Riviera, and then in the Piemonte in Italy’s northwest. We discovered our favorite souvenir from Italy on this trip, one we use almost every week.
Dresden, the birthplace of milk chocolate, is a city of art, history and culture. It’s also the city made famous by Slaughterhouse Five. The inner city, left mostly in ruins after 1945, has been rebuilt in the image of its past Baroque elegance.
Travel restrictions have been eased for traveling within Germany, so we booked four nights in Munich. Curious about how the experience of traveling on public transportation would be, we made our trip by bus and train. Here’s how it went.