Tag Archive: weekend getaways from milan

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) – 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

A Sunny Day in Lecco

An approximately one-hour train ride from Milano’s Porta Garibaldi took us to the charming lakeside town of Lecco. This picturesque Alpine town, on the banks of the beautiful Lake Como, is the birthplace… Continue reading


If the curtain-raiser and day 1 of our trip were exciting, here’s more action from day 2 :). Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. A (crowded!) bus ride from Mestre to Piazzale Roma.… Continue reading


Four adults and two 3-year olds were now in Venice! With the kids being a little tired, and an incessant drizzle threatening outdoor activities, we decided to explore Venice by vaporetto for a… Continue reading

Venice (Venezia) in the Rains: A Magical Experience – I

We joined a friend’s family on a short trip to Venice (Venezia) in early spring this year. It rained during the entire trip (well, almost!). Dampener? Absolutely not! On the contrary, it was… Continue reading