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France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 6 (Part 3)

January 12, 2012
There should be a sign on the door of Villa di Maiano at Fattoria di Maiano: Warning entering this villa may make your heart stop.  It certainly caused mine to skip a beat.  The first thing that I noticed were the magnificent chandeliers.  If I owned a Tuscan villa every...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 6 (Part 2)

January 9, 2012
Trafalgar Tours certainly knows how to take your mind off of the sadness of a trip coming to an end, as the second we stepped foot on the grounds of the magnificent Fattoria di Maiano estate, I no longer cared that in less than ten hours I would be starting...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 6 (Part 1)

January 5, 2012
The final day of our extraordinary European trip with Trafalgar Tours had unfortunately arrived.  Thankfully, the day was packed full of more unforgettable experiences in three magnificent parts of Italy: Tuscany, Florence, and Rome.  Before our last Be My Guest experience, we made a quick stop at Piazzale Michelangelo -- arguably...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 5 (Part 4)

December 26, 2011
Florence, the second time around, did not cease to amaze me.  It had been a decade since I had visited the city, yet as soon as I began wandering around, it felt like it had only been days since everything seemed surprisingly familiar.  Trafalgar Tours presented our group with two...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 5 (Part 3)

December 22, 2011
No matter if you enjoy being on a guided vacation or not, there is no question that most local guides are going to know about certain spots in the city that you are currently visiting that you would have never discovered on your own.  Trafalgar Tours has a reputation for...