Spike’s Italy Guide

So most people do the “holy trinity” in Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice.  It usually costs the same to fly into one city and out of another as it would to do round-trip. You can do these cities by high-speed train or car. I like to start in Rome to give a historical perspective of the […]

Manarola

Manarola, Cinque Terre: one of five tiny villages clinging to the cliffs along the Mediterrean coast. There’s no wifi and no cars… just beautiful sunset views of the rocky coast, secluded fishing beaches, incredible fishing and sunsets over the vineyards. Italians built these homes 1,800 years ago to flee pirates and barbarians who could not […]

Vernazza

Cinque Terre, July 2011