Tuscan Dreams with Simpson Travel

Florence

Like many families, we have been struggling with the January blues thanks to a sustained bout of the lurgy which has seen the whole family ill at some point this month and a distinct lack of sunshine. This has sent us busily researching the perfect destination for our summer holiday as the thought of crystal blue waters, spectacular scenery and warm summer sun can make the dullest winter day seem better. Back in 2016 we were lucky enough to go on our first cruise around the Mediterranean, which made four stops along the Italian coast; Messina, Naples, Civitavecchia and Livorno.… Continue Reading “Tuscan Dreams with Simpson Travel”

My Top Tips for visiting Miracle Square and Pisa

Baptistry

The fourth port we docked in on our Mediterranean cruise aboard Carnival Vista was Livorno which is a short coach ride from Pisa and Florence. We made the decision to just visit Pisa and take the kids along for the ride as it was a relatively short excursion in comparison to some. We parked in a car park at the edge of the town and hopped onboard a trolley (land train), which took us on a bumpy ride around the town, showing us the sights before ending up in Miracle Square itself. I never realised that there was so much… Continue Reading “My Top Tips for visiting Miracle Square and Pisa”