TravelDog... that about sums it up.
Each time we travel to Florence, we always stay with Miranda at the Locanda Orchidea - it's a cozy, 2nd floor hotel in a great location with an unbeatable price. (Ask for a garden-side room, instead of a room looking out onto the via Albizi) You asked for exciting... See More
Emily, You had me at "wine cruise in Europe"... My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on a French river cruise traveling up the Rhone a couple of years ago. We started in Avignonand ended up in Chalon-sur-Saone... See More
You'll love Cinque Terre. A must-see location nearby is Lucca. I'd skip Pisa and stay 2 nights in Lucca - spend one morning riding bikes along the top of the wall (you can rent them in multiple locations, or pick a hotel that provides bikes... See More