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Milan: The Perfect Day

Milan: The Perfect Day

I lived in Milan for more than two years and despite its reputation as a high powered business destination, there really are a few great sites to see. For most, it’s just a layover destination as they connect to Venice or Florence. But here are […]

Tuscany Farm Accommodations: Consider an Agriturismo

Tuscany Farm Accommodations: Consider an Agriturismo

When I was living in Italy as an expat, Tuscany became our escape from the hectic and hurried life of Milan. After a few visits, we considered ourselves “locals”, so staying in a tourist hotel was beneath us. That’s when I discovered the Tuscany agriturismo culture.  […]

Italy Travel: 4 Reasons to Stay in a Private Villa

Italy Travel: 4 Reasons to Stay in a Private Villa

As much as I travel, I still find it very taxing to wade through all of the hotel reviews to really get a feel for the comfort of the accommodations. And the catalog of Italy rentals is overwhelming. On this last trip to Umbria, we decided […]

A Toast to Travel: Tuscany Food and Wine Trips

A Toast to Travel: Tuscany Food and Wine Trips

A Toast to Travel is proud to announce the launch of two new travel experiences, offering uniquely curated wine and cooking-focused trips throughout Tuscany. Catering to travel enthusiasts, wine lovers, foodies and adventurers alike, A Toast to Travel is a one-stop-shop for those who want […]

36 Hours in Milan

36 Hours in Milan

Since I lived in Milan, I often get asked, “What are the top attractions I should see in Milan?” Milan may be the world’s fashion capital but there’s much more to this city than haute couture. Milan is home to some of Italy’s most famous architecture […]

Lake Como’s Breathtaking Rival: Lago Maggiore

Lake Como’s Breathtaking Rival: Lago Maggiore

When I lived in Italy, my favorite day trip was to Lago Maggiore. While most of our visitors begged to visit the iconic Lake Como, I always insisted a trip to Lake Maggiore would not disappoint. And it never did. While most visitors to Northern […]



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