Wandering in Tuscany this Summer!


Vinci Town PhotoWondering where to Wander this Summer?

It is nearly June and I am wondering where to go this summer. My very close friends from my days as Julie McCoy, Assistant Cruise Director on the Love Boat, invited me visit them in Sardinia. I have never been and I cannot wait to go.

I am trying to decide what to do in Italy before I meet them in Sardinia. I want to go back and sit in a café on the island of Ischia and watch the water while sipping prosecco. But what else to do that is new to me?

-Beauty_Shot_Chianti(2) I did research about Italy and I am drawn to Vinci, Tuscany. I want to sip Chianti where Leonardo Da Vinci is from. I wonder what he and I would talk about. He was so curious about everything, always sketching and thinking and drawing. I would definitely ask him about science and art and I am certain the beautiful area would inspire us. I wonder what he would think of the internet!  Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.” I want to go see if I agree! I think I would sit and sip and feel his enthusiasm.

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The Italians have la dolce vita or the sweet life. I cannot wait to return to the place where stopping in the street to say hello is much more important than rushing about. I want to savor the fresh tomatoes, eat homemade pasta and gelato and sip chianti with the memory of Leonardo!

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

2 responses to “Wandering in Tuscany this Summer!

  1. I adored Italy, the laid back atmosphere, the wine, the food. I haven’t been to much of Tuscany, but Vinci, Italy sounds fantastic!

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