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France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 5 (Part 2)

December 20, 2011
Leaving Florence was difficult, because every ounce of my being wanted to stay and explore the magnificent city further, however I was excited to participate in our next Trafalagar Tour's Be My Guest dining experience and we would be returning later in the evening.  Within minutes the cobblestone streets and...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 5 (Part 1)

December 16, 2011
I could have laid luxuriating in my bed at Villa Il Poggiale all day, however I had an important assignment that I needed to undertake involving me, an Italian, and food. Trafalgar Tours had arranged another Be My Guest exclusive dining experience, but this time we would be helping to...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 4

December 12, 2011
Our time in France had come to an unfortunate end, however we had an excellent excuse for leaving -- we were headed to Italy!  From Aix en Provence we drove several hours even further south to Nice.  I might not have had any time to explore the city, but I...

Andi’s Pick: Villa Il Poggiale

December 9, 2011
Villa Il Poggiale: Tuscany, Italy First Impression Is there anything more luxurious than staying in a villa in Tuscany?  Despite the fact that I am half-Italian and have been to the region previously, I have never had the good fortune to actually stay in one before.  And I could not...

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

November 16, 2011
My first thought when I was invited to travel with Trafalgar Tours throughout France and Italy for a week was: what a trip of a lifetime!  I had been to both countries before, however it had been years and I was definitely ready to return.  The customized trip that I...