Monthly Archives: May 2016

Lake Como

There isn’t a whole lot to do in Lake Como, which is ideal because all everyone wants to do is sit, relax, gaze at the remarkable scenery, and think about how they are so lucky to be in such a beautiful place. … Continue reading

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Overlooked by Florence and Venice, Bologna is a beautiful medieval city that sees only a fraction of the visitors that travel to Italy. As home to tortellini, tagliatelli with ragu sauce, and Europe’s oldest university (1088), the city offers delicious food and … Continue reading

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Despite being only ~100 miles east of Rome, Abruzzo remains one of Italy’s most unspoiled regions. Marvelously unspoiled. With three national parks and the Apennine mountains in its interior and coastal sandy beaches along the exterior, the diversity of activities … Continue reading

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Pompeii and Around

I’m not going to blab too much history here. I’m going to keep it plain and simple: In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying and destroying the Roman city of Pompeii.  And now everyone wants to see it. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Gaeta was one of those hidden treasures nestled along the Italian coast that Americans would unlikely know about.  Had it not been our preference to drive the non-toll route from Rome to Pompeii, I would never have discovered the tiny gem. … Continue reading

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Rome and Vatican City

The whole world knows about Rome, which means getting even the most minuscule glimpse of a statue or building is comparable to high-level combat with amateurs. Despite all this, Rome still was and always will be remarkable. Her ruins, architecture, … Continue reading

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Orvieto is one of many (too many!) medieval towns snuggled within the Chianti wine region between Florence and Rome.  It is not uncommon for visitors to hire a car for a day of wine tasting, but we skipped the wine and simply … Continue reading

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