Monaci delle Terre Nere is a hotel I viewed when I was designing our Sicily tour. I absolutely looooved it and wanted to bring people there, but it was also in the middle of nowhere. Which is kind what you want for a day or two. I suggest you come to Sicily on our trip, where we spend 8 nights staying at other stunning places, then plan to extend your stay a few days (cause that’s what you need when you stay in the middle of nowhere) and just chill by their glorious pool and dream of being reincarnated as a hotelier in the wilds of Sicily. PS I added another date to our Sicily tour schedule for 2022 because space was skinny on the others. Come! This new fall date will get sold out, too.
We’ve gushed about Lucca before. And we’re gonna gush about it again! For those of you who might not know, Lucca is a goooorgeous little city in Tuscany, conveniently located near Pisa, Florence, and the Cinque Terre. We often have guests on our Cinque Terre tours stay here as an after-vacation vacation, which we love to help them plan. A groovy place to stay is the Hotel Ilaria Lucca — they have a great location right at the edge of the old city walls. One of our team members, Kelly, stayed in the split-level family room and it was two thumbs up. We also dig the hotel cause it’s got parking (a luxury in some historic centers).
Do you love learning? Me too. Lifelong learner over here. I love doing NEW things. If you want to feel like you “live more” just do more new things. New things get your brain going. If you find yourself in Venice, and you’re too cool for a gondola tour, try making some glass in a Murano glass studio. Not because you love glass objects lying around your house, but because you love learning new things, from people that have already done their 10,000 hours of mastery. Book your glass class with Roberto here.