Summer Fun in Austria

This summer, we packed our bags for a 10-day visit to neighboring Austria. Our itinerary included the capital city of Vienna, the “musical” city of Salzburg and the “oh-so-breathtaking” city of Innsbruck. From… Continue reading

Lugano: Swiss Landscapes with an Italian Touch – II

A gorgeous Sunday morning along the lake. It had been fun exploring Lugano on Saturday, and we looked forward to another great day in this Italian-speaking city in south Switzerland. A Sunny Day… Continue reading

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

Trains, trains, and trains

My son loves trains. No, he is passionate about trains. Well, he eats, breathes, and sleeps TRAINS. That last sentence sums it up well, I think :). The clothes clips are not on… 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