Insight Vacations Luxury Gold Escorted Italy Tour (Part 2)

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Insight Vacations Luxury Gold Escorted Italy Tour (Part 2)

We continue our video trip through Italy hosted by Insight Vacations Luxury Gold with Lisa Niver.  See part 1 here. 11.Umbrian Weaving Collective at Giuditta Brozzetti Marta Cucchi was amazing to watch and was very informative on how Umbrian weaving is done.  We even got to learn how to do it ourselves.  Her grandmother started the business … Continued

Travel Italy with Lisa Niver and Insight Vacations

I Loved My Insight Vacations Luxury Gold Ultimate Italy Travels

Going on a luxury escorted tour should be on the list of everyone that loves to travel.  Being invited on  a luxury gold tour hosted by Insight Vacations was an incredible experience. (This article is Part 1 of 3 about my Insight Vacations Luxury Gold Ultimate Italy Travels) 1. Arriving at the Rome Regina Hotel All … Continued

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Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part II

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part II (Read Part I) Roma Termini had changed in seven years. It was bigger. There were shops, restaurants and a newness that propped up with new millennium money. Before, Termini was dirty and dank. Prostitutes, vagrants and of course the ever present gypsies lined the outside waiting for the unsuspecting … Continued

Jeffrey Blancq Rome Italy

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part I

When people ask me how it all began it becomes a jumble. It would be like asking someone how they entered an ancient labyrinth. You know how you entered, but once inside the direction you thought you were going was only a mirror of what you thought you believed. It was a warm and pleasant … Continued

Best drives in Italy: Costa Garganica

I discovered Costa Garganica by chance. Two years ago, I had my first taste of the beautiful drive when coming from Rome to a tiny city on the Adriatic Coast. I was hooked, although my stomach wasn’t pleased with all the curves and bends in the road. In 2013 I did another part of the … Continued

Italy: Along the Appia

Around six a.m., Sol Invictus awakens to greet Rome’s citizenry, his soft sunlight illuminating two thousand years of a parabolic empire. I too rise, my well-worn running shoes resolving into focus as I touch the window to get a sense of the morning’s chill. Outside, my journey awaits. Stones the color of old dimes – … Continued

New Year’s Eve in Rome, Italy

Walking in Rome on a night in December, the first thing you notice is the lights. White, gold, and blue- they are strung across every street, and bathe everything in an otherworldly glow. Huge gold and silver orbs hang down on invisible strings. Outside the churches, there are life-sized nativity scenes made of wood and … Continued

I Dream of Italy in Rome

The train lurched to a stop and I double checked to make sure this was where I was to get off.  The sign read Colosseo.  I stepped off the train and stopped at a bench to find my map and directions as to what exit to take.  I was still a relatively new traveller, and … Continued

My Little Italy

While visiting Italy twelve years ago, I learned that using my time wisely in a new place didn’t necessarily mean getting a lot accomplished each day. There was much to see and do in each city my husband and I visited, however, it was not the amount of popular sights we trekked to that made … Continued

Rome, Delicious Home

In the heart of Trastevere, I heard a heavy Roman accent bounce off the bright colorful walls of the near-empty Via dei Salumi. I could now clearly distinguish the circular sound of the plastic ventilator as it moved the summer warmth inside the cozy apartment that had once belonged to June, my dear grandmother. After … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel