Category Archive: TheTravelBug

Innsbruck Diaries: In love with Ausserkreith, Ferienhaus Panorama and the Stubaitalbahn (STB)

My most memorable vacation in Europe? Would very likely be our summer holiday in Austria. And one place that left an indelible impression? Would most certainly be Ausserkreith near Innsbruck.   We grabbed… Continue reading

Postcards and Stories from Milan: Piazzas in the City – II

After that introduction to some of the piazzas in Milan, here are some of my other favorites:   Piazza Cordusio Surrounded by beautiful bank buildings, this oval-shaped piazza in the heart of Milan… Continue reading

Postcards and Stories from Milan: Piazzas in the City – I

I often set off on long walks in Milan. And on every such promenade, I look forward to a short break in a beautiful piazza. From the grand Piazza del Duomo to the pleasant Piazza… Continue reading

In Pisa: A Date (or Two) with the Tower that Leans

On a cool, grey evening in Pisa, we walked along a pleasant route beginning at the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, past the shopping area along Corso Italia, crossing the calm waters of the River Arno,… Continue reading

Park-Hopping in Lausanne

The SBB train chugged along in the scenic journey from Milan to the Swiss city of Lausanne, passing Domodossola, Brig, and the vineyards of Montreux, before we reached the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac… Continue reading

In “PIZZA” City, Napoli

The city of “authentic” pizza margherita, Napoli (or Naples), has a remarkable identity of its own. Great food (read PIZZA :)), spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples and the majestic Mount Vesuvius, a beautiful historic center,… Continue reading

Who let the “Dwarves” out? At Wroclaw, Poland

At the corner of a street. On a window sill. Outside a hotel. Beside a restaurant. At the zoo. Near the university. Everywhere. Anywhere. The “dwarves” of Wroclaw (approximately 1 foot tall) were difficult to… Continue reading

A “Wall” of a Time at Lucca

During conversations with friends in Italy (over a cup of cappuccino, of course :)), a popular topic of discussion is the charming cities of this country. And one town that many folks have… Continue reading

In the Medieval City of Siena: “The” Piazza and a Fortezza

Spotting the contrade while walking in the streets of the historic center of Siena was a fun way to explore the Tuscan city. But, of course, we had “bigger” sights to discover. And as always,… Continue reading

In the Medieval City of Siena: Spotting the Contrade and More

A weekend in the medieval Tuscan city of Siena. A city well-known for the Palio horse race in the Piazza del Campo, brought to the big screen by the Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.… Continue reading