Category Archives: Europe

Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 4

Our last day of tastings and Fall have arrived. However, those blue skies we had grown accustomed to have returned and the day is beautiful. Luca will once again be our guide and we are going to two wineries and … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 3

Wednesday proved to be a nice relaxing day after the two previous tasting days. We slept in a bit and then just hung around the apartment. For the first time since we arrived, it was overcast and a little bit … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 2

After Monday’s day of touring, we were looking forward to today. We once again had a morning and afternoon wine tasting plus a stop for lunch in the town of La Morra. We would be joined today by two couples … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 1

The second half of our time in Piedmont was centered around wine and food. We went for tastings at several wineries, had lunch in a few small towns and enjoyed dinners in and around Alba. Since there was a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Returning to Alba

For the next stop, we will be spending eight days in the town of Alba. Our home for the next eight days is a spacious apartment that we booked through Airbnb. There’s a kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms – both … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Italy 2022 – Bergamo

Our next stop: the Medieval town of Bergamo. The city dates back to 49 BC and is really two cities in one. There is the upper city or Città Alta and the lower city of Città Bassa. The lower town … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Italy 2022 – Brescia

Brescia – ‘The Lioness of Italy’ was our second stop. Named so because of their ferocity fighting off their Austrian conquerors, even though they were ultimately defeated (Think ‘Remember the Alamo’). Through the ages, Brescia had many invaders including Constantine, … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Italy 2022 – Venezia

Ciao Venezia! It is so exciting to be back. We just love the hustle and bustle on the canals without a car or truck in sight – and the canals are bustling. After passing through the passport control and collecting … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Italy 2022 – Venice to Brescia – Rail strike

After our wonderful stay in Venice, we would travel by train to Brescia with a transfer in Verona. The entire trip would take about two and a half hours – on a normal day. We had already received the notice … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy | Tagged | 2 Comments

Italy 2022 – Time to go – We’re on our way!

Trumpets are blaring, drums are being pounded – so hold on while I turn down the music. It’s time and we’re ready to go. Our bags are packed, camera batteries are charged, and our sunglasses are clean, so we have … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Fall 2022 – It Won’t Be Long Now

It’s hard to believe, but our first international travel since before the pandemic is just around the corner. The excitement is building and the small irritating items are starting to show up. We can’t wait! I’ve been keeping busy. I … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Fall 2022 – Our leap of faith

Staying inside during these cold winter days and nights has given me plenty of time to think about our upcoming trip. Most of the thinking has been: “Will we be able to go and safely enjoy ourselves ?”, but other … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Fall 2022 – Creating our itinerary for Italy

Everything is still on track to visit Italy next fall – fingers crossed. Reservations have been made for the hotels and now we’re just waiting until the new year to start watching air fares. It’s revitalizing to be planning out … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy, Travel | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Fall 2022 – Buon Giorno, Italia!

Everything is predicated on the world normalizing. However, assuming it does, we are planning a blockbuster Italian journey for the fall of 2022. We will be traveling from Venice to Rome with a variety of stops in between. We have … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel 2022 – If The World Cooperates – Buon Giorno, Italy!

So when we last left our intrepid travelers, there was sadness in the air as 2021 was a pandemic washout. Now that we have been fully vaccinated, we once again have hope. And with that hope comes a renewed travel … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Italy | Tagged , | Leave a comment