The ancient village was razed to the ground to make way for a large reservoir. All that remains of the 13th century church is the tower, poking up like a ghostly reminder from the waters.
This lost village on a high, crumbling hilltop was founded by Etruscans over twenty-five hundred years ago, but has seen its population dwindle to just fifteen residents over the course of the 20th century. Cività was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen […]
The year 2011 is turning out, so far, to be our most exciting and varied season of travel ever. Starting on April 11 with Jim’s departure for Europe, our travels with our private tour clients will include tulip season in the Netherlands, a visit to the watery city of Brugge, genealogy exploration in Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany), […]
Explore Germany’s little-known areas, hamlets and country lanes on this exclusive, slow-paced tour for the Dog Days of Summer. Now available for last-minute booking for August only. Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses of Germany Micro-Group Tour No more than five persons Day 1: Arrival at Frankfurt Intl. Airport. We drive an hour to the […]
Bus tours run you ragged with a planned schedule and a dawn to dusk itinerary which leaves zero time for spontaneous stops to take in the grandeur of the place you’re visiting. European Focus Tours are the opposite, allowing plenty of time for “doing your own thing,” even if that is stopping often to take […]
A “big bus tour” would never have taken the time needed to get to the top (cablecar) much less allow for plenty of picture taking and a cold one at the top. Sometimes people mention that they’re considering taking a tour from one of the companies like Rick Steves mentioned in the headline above. After […]