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Sometimes you keep the best for last.  Sometimes you don’t even know it.  That is what happened to us and the discovery of a small town named San Gimignano.  With only 2 days left in Florence, we chose to take the train to Poggibonsi where we then took a nice comfy coach bus to San Gimignano. The entire trip takes less than an hour and a half. Perched […]

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The bipeds are big fans of the DK Eyewitness Travel books.  Mostly because true to their advertising – they show you rather than just tell you about things.  Another huge benefit is that they also have wonderful suggested walking tours for each city or town. These come complete with map, detailed route and fun information about each site. But they do not talk about travel to Fiesole with […]

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Visiting Florence, Tuscany in Italy with a small dog should be on your bucket list!  Some posts are just harder to write.  You end up putting it off as long as you can and you end up feeling the fool for days as it haunts you, teases you. These posts are not difficult because there isn’t anything to say, but precisely because there is too much to mention.  You […]

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If what you are looking for are medieval alleys and a town seeped in history then Siena is the place for you. Travel to Siena with a small dog is SO worth it. We left Florence in the morning and arrived less than two hours later at the train station at the bottom of the hill upon which Siena is built.  This is an important distinction since it does […]

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Whenever possible we always try to at least stop by the sea or ocean. Even if staying in a land locked area – if there is a large body of salt water nearby we will do our best to go and dip our toes … or paws in it.   After all we sail and we simply love the smell of wet sand and salty air. that is how […]