Just a short bus ride from Florence up into the hills brings you to the town of Fiesole. The quick side trip lays fabulous views of Florence at your feet. The city is laid out before you as a marvel of the Renaissance in Tuscany that it is. The first thing you see upon arrival is the Medieval Cathedral. We spent the day exploring the
On the shores of Lake Como in the town of Cernobbia is the 16th century Tivoli Palace named, Villa D'Este. This former palace from the Renaissance era was converted to a high end hotel in 1873 and consists of the Villa and a 25 acre park. Be prepared for stunning views of Lake Como!! Also on the shores of Lake Como in Como is the
When you are in the city of Como, Italy on Lake Como don't miss the chance to ride the funicular up to the small town of Brunate which sits 2346' above Como. Of course, if you are in no hurry you can hike up! The funicular opened way back in 1894. The breathtaking views of the lake and the town below can't be matched anywhere!