The Piero Della Francesca Trail

This is more than a travel piece by someone who we can all learn a lot from. Leslie is someone you should follow. For decades, artists, historians, and admirers have happily trekked through verdant central Italy to stand in front of Piero’s in situ works and otherworldly creations. In this post The Geographical Cure providesContinue reading “The Piero Della Francesca Trail”

Mediterranean Itineraries

Considering A Mediterranean Cruise Summer is cruising season in the Mediterranean and the major cruise lines are well established in the market and offer a wide variety of itineraries. There are a number of similarities in most itineraries with the two main embarkation ports being Barcelona and the port for Rome, Civitavecchia. Venice, Italy isContinue reading “Mediterranean Itineraries”

A Few Days In Florence

Above: Ponte Vecchio Bridge If you are visiting Italy you should not pass up a visit to Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. From many Italian cities, including Rome, it is easy to reach Florence by express train for an extra night or two stay.   The city is the birthplace of the RenaissanceContinue reading “A Few Days In Florence”

The Port of Livorno, Italy

General – Livorno is a popular cruise port of call mostly because it is a gateway to Pisa and Florence. Cruise ships offer a wide range of tours focused primarily on those two cities. But Livorno is also the center of the Etruscan Coast with its beautiful beaches and medieval villages. Where You’re Docked –Continue reading “The Port of Livorno, Italy”