Italy was on both of our bucket lists so in 2015, when my lifelong friend called and asked me what I thought of them getting an Airbnb villa in Florence, I told her I thought it was a great idea and was there room for us. They were going because her husband and friends were running the Rome Marathon. We decided to join them in Florence and added more travel to the front and back of the trip.

In two short weeks we fell in love with Italy and traveled from the Amalfi Coast to Venice by personal driver and train, staying mostly in Airbnb homes. We will share more about the places we visited, things we did as well as the food and wine we enjoyed.