Travel Posts

by S.K. Derban

Post Thirteen:  Day Trip from Florence to Siena – Go by Bus

Post Thirteen: Day Trip from Florence to Siena – Go by Bus

The Florence bus station is right next to the train station so you should already be familiar with the location. Bring Euros as the ticket agent did not accept credit cards on the day we purchased tickets. The bus station is also near the Mercato Centrale (Central...

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Post Eleven: Major Italian Sights – Recommended Tours

Post Eleven: Major Italian Sights – Recommended Tours

Our Italian holiday consisted of three main cities as a home base. During our time in Venice we personally found it easy to access the desired sights without hiring a tour company. We went early and waited less than fifteen minutes for both St. Mark’s Basilica...

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Post Ten: Sleeping in Italy – Take a Nap!

Post Ten: Sleeping in Italy – Take a Nap!

We typically were up at 6:00 a.m. and out the door by 7:00 a.m., but we did not go to bed until 11:00 p.m. (Who wants to sleep right after a heavy meal?) Personally, I need a full eight hours sleep so an afternoon nap was the perfect solution. After a full day of...

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Post Nine: Eating Dinner in Italy – Wait until Eight

Post Nine: Eating Dinner in Italy – Wait until Eight

Stay away from restaurants filled with customers before 7:00 p.m. as they are most likely tourist traps. Most authentic Italian restaurants do not open until 7:30 p.m., and customers slowly trickle in beginning at 8:00 p.m. The best restaurants are not typically the...

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