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  1. What template do you use from blogspot?

  2. Hi Ashley!

    I am going to Roma soon, and need a recommendation for a good dinner spot with a view in Trastevere. I know that there is a large hill in the area - do you know of any good restaurants that sit on top?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Miranda,

      I don’t have a spot with a view, but my favorite hole-in-the-wall is in Trastevere and has THE BEST carbonara in Rome. It is called I Vascellari. Have an amazing trip!

  3. Hey Ashley!

    I absolutely LOVE your blog and have been visiting it every day for a few weeks now. A friend and I are going to Italy in May, and we are going to be in Florence for 3 (possibly 4) days. Would you say renting a car and driving through Tuscany is worth doing for one of our days there? Your blog post about it was incredible. And, we had already been discussing doing that. We are just weary about driving in a new country/getting lost/etc..


    1. Hi Shelby,

      Thank you so much, I am so happy to hear you're enjoying my blog and it has been helpful in planning your trip! Personally, I think renting a car to see the countryside is so, so worth it! Especially since the country roads are easy and stress-free. I am also a nervous driver in foreign countries, but I found it easy (once I finally built up the nerve to do it). Definitely spend the extra money for the GPS and you can avoid the chaos of the city by picking up your rental at the airport in Florence. Have an amazing trip, I will also be in Florence in May!

  4. Hi Ashley!

    My husband and I will be in Italy from April 19 - 27, but more importantly, will be in Florence on our 22nd wedding anniversary (ironically on April 22). Could you please give me a couple of recommendations for a nice restaurant for dinner? We're a pretty simple couple, but always appreciate great food!


    1. I love Osteria Santo Spirito, but I wouldn't say it is fancy. For a fancier place (but not over done), I suggest Bocca Negra (amazing Florentine steak).

  5. Going on my Honeymoon in Italy this summer spending 1 day in Capri- can you go back & forth at night ?

    Where so you suggest renting the boat you took photo in from ?? Do you need to do so in advance ?

    1. The last public ferry from Capri departs before sunset, so you would have to arrange private transport if you want to travel back and forth at night. I typically rent boats from Motoscafisti di Capri. They do private and semi-private boat tours and rentals.

  6. I'm currently in my undergrad with a major in history! I absolutely love your blog because it combines all of my favorite things. I'm so glad I found you and remembered why I love history in the first place.

  7. Ashley great blog! When I did my PhD in Physics, way back, travel had no social media. Where do you get the energy to travel, teach and study? Amazing!


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