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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

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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

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Italy 2022 – Bergamo to Alba

To get to Alba, instead of three train changes and a six hour journey, we decided to try out a car service known as Daytrip. We were able to relax in a comfortable vehicle, avoided hauling our suitcases through the … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 2 – Getting acquainted with Alba

Our first full day in Alba was an easy day of getting acquainted with our surroundings. After sleeping in a little bit, we walked down to the Piazza Risorgimento to meet up with Jan and Dave for lunch. Many more … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Milan to the suburbs

Our semi-whirlwind stay in Milan ended with one last visit to the Milano Centrale train station. Upon checking out of the hotel, they arranged a taxi for us and off we went. We decided to stay close to the airport … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Strolling through the streets of Zermatt

It’s our last day here, so today we’re walking around Zermatt to see a little bit of the town. Everything I read about is centered around the Matterhorn and skiing, but the town is really charming and deserves to be … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Day trip to Rapperswil and Schaffhausen

With the weather defying the odds, we decided to go exploring again today. Our journey this morning was to Rapperswil at the far end of Lake Zurich. We had originally planned to take a boat ride to get there, but … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Day-tripping to Stein Am Rhein and Rheinfalls

Another rainy day prediction goes down the drain. Thank you once again to the weatherman for getting it wrong. Sunny with a few clouds means we are heading out to explore. Today we are heading north to visit the area … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Enjoying Todi

Todi, Italy Before going to sleep last night, we decided that we would stay in Todi for the day. The rain had kept us from walking around more of the town and we really wanted to see a bit more. … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Toddling around Todi

Todi, Italy The weatherman was only partially correct. We didn’t get any of the thunderstorms that swept through, but we did get rain and then off and on drizzle for the early part of the day. Waited out the weather … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Visiting the town of Gubbio

Gubbio, Italy So the Castello di Petroia is technically not right in the town of Gubbio, but rather in the outskirts, just past a town called Scritto. Today we will visit the actual town of Gubbio, famous as a beautiful … Continue reading

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Day 7 – A visit to Assisi

Assisi, Italy Woke up to the fog shrouding the surrounding hills. The sun is up and will hopefully burn it off early. Cleaned up and went down for breakfast. Looks like the others got off to an early start, no … Continue reading

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