Category Archive: Europe

Lugano: Swiss landscapes with an Italian touch – I

Views from our hotel room… Lake Lugano. And the powerful jet of water from a fountain… I could sit here for hours… days… months… and stare… wonder… dream. On a warm June weekend,… Continue reading

Bidding summer goodbye at Peschiera del Garda

As we got ready to welcome autumn, a grand goodbye to summer was in order. At Peschiera del Garda. On the shores of Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda. The regional trains from Milan… Continue reading

Men, Machines, Movies, Maranello: At the Ferrari Museum

It is no secret that the little boy at home is obsessed with cars. And that his face lights up at the mere mention of a Ferrari. I will not even begin to… Continue reading

An afternoon walk through Bologna’s beautiful porticoes

Bologna. Known as “La dotta”, “La grassa”, “La rossa”. Famous for its gastronomy, its university, and the red color on most buildings. On a very hot summer afternoon, we had the opportunity to… Continue reading

A Dreamy Day in Varenna

Need a breather from the city sights of Milan? Looking to recharge your spirits? How does a pretty tranquil little town – on the shore of Lake Como, with spectacular mountain and lake… Continue reading

Enchanted by Florence – I

Art, architecture, history, beauty – we discovered all that and more in Florence, the capital of Tuscany. Florence finds itself on almost every tourist itinerary of Italy. We now know why. We boarded an… Continue reading

A Weekend in La Superba (Genoa) – The Genoa Aquarium

We had a wonderful time at the Genoa Aquarium, one of the largest in Europe. Located in the Porto Antico area, the Acquario di Genova is a delight for kids and adults alike. It… Continue reading

A Weekend in La Superba (Genoa) – Public Elevators and Funiculars

A fun and amusing way to explore Genoa is to ride the various public elevators or funiculars of the city. Breathtaking city views guaranteed! At a very reasonable price. Our first ride was… Continue reading

A Weekend in (La Superba) Genoa – Old Port (Porto Antico) Area

  Click here to read the latest version of this blog post. A Trenitalia train transported us from Milano Centrale to Genoa (Principe) in about 2 hours. We passed picturesque locales and several… Continue reading

A weekend in (La Superba) Genoa – I

Click here to read the latest version of this blog post. A city referred to as La Superba. Home to the most delicious pesto… and amazing focaccia (oops, the goodies were GONE before… Continue reading