Montepulciano
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Montepulciano | Amazing Town in Tuscany Worth Visiting

Montepulciano When we approached Montepulciano I felt a bit of excitement. It is in fact, one of our favorite grapes for wine. I knew there would be small shops with bottles of this amazing wine just waiting for us to try. The small streets are filled with shops of this famous wine, cheese, and ceramics. I love the trinkets and stands filled with aprons and dish towels. Dish towels are one of my favorite things […]

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The challenge is learning to live with less is very liberating. How we downsized and getting ready to move to Italy. ouritalianjourney.com
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The Challenge of Living With Less | It’s Liberating!

The Challenge of Living With Less | It’s Liberating! The challenge of living with less began two years ago when we sold our home. We have lived 28 years in Arizona and like most homeowners collected a lot of stuff. At the time, we thought we were leaving right away for Italy so we sold our car too!       Share this post with someone you know The Beginning (Short Version) Long story short […]

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Piazza Michelangelo, florence, Italy; ouritalianjourney.com
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Piazza Michelangelo | Breathtaking Views Florence

Piazza Michelangelo Piazza Michelangelo overlooks the city from across the Arno river. This square has a superb view of Florence and the stunning dome of the Duomo. It’s worth the hike, drive, or bus ride. The best photos are taken from the street immediately below the overlook. The proper Italian description of this piazza is “Piazzale Michelangelo.” The Piazza This area is pretty wide open and a statue of Michelangelo stands tall and watches over […]

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17 Amazing Sites to Check Out When in Rome

17 Amazing Rome Sites Rome has so much more than our top 17 sites to visit. Although our list does include the standard tourist sites, we have included a few you might not have even heard of. We have been very fortunate to have visited Rome several times. Every time we go, there is always more to see and explore. Rome is located on the western coast, just south of the center of Italy. https://goo.gl/maps/2npL9GKYBCR2 If you are […]

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Santo Spirito Church, Firenze, basilica, Oltrano, Brunelleschi, ouritalianjourney.com, Florence, Italy ouritalianjourney.com
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Santo Spirito Church | Florence | An Amazing Find

Santo Spirito Church The Santo Spirito Church has a classic Filippo Brunelleschi interior and has amazing Renaissance lines. The architects were Brunelleschi and Antonio Manetti and in 140 the church was first opened. Due to the fact the church is so plain on the outside, you might just walk past it and say to yourself, “Ah, it’s just another church.” Whatever you do, stop and visit this church! It has an amazing surprise inside!   This […]

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Siena | Beautiful Treasure of Tuscany, Italy

Siena, Tuscany | Italy Siena can be found in the rolling hills of Tuscany in Italy. If you are unsure where it is, here is a link you can view: https://goo.gl/maps/SEPwive6zfL2 Piazza Il Campo – The Square Located in the center of Siena is the fan-shaped square, or piazza, known as Piazza Il Campo. The Torre del Magnia, or tower, dates back to the 14th century and has amazing views from the top with it’s distinctive white […]

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