Jun 182018
The Giro d'Italia

Of bicycling’s three Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia is the first of the season. Of all the things that Mike was excited about seeing during this visit, being able to see a stage of the Giro d’Italia was at the very top of his list.

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Jun 052018
Malcesine - part 2

The plan was to go up to Monte Baldo, but the day had other plans. The morning was cold, windy, and overcast, so we just wandered. Malcesine is as charming in the early morning as it is in the late evening, even when overcast … but that would change.

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Jun 032018
Malcesine - part 1

Our brief day-trip to Peschiera made us want to return to Lake Garda and the mountains soon. The weather looked good to spend two nights in the small lake-side town of Malcesine. It was a good move.

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May 142018

Best known as a manufacturing center, Brescia is much more than an industrial town. Its significant history, art, and architecture made for a full day’s visit, leaving much still to see.

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May 082018
A return to Venice

The last time we were in Venice, it was our first time to Venice, it was winter, and it was cold. This time it wasn’t cold, and it was more crowded, but Venice was every bit as magical.

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May 062018
Verona - WWII and Today

During World War II Verona, because of its strategic importance, was a target for heavy Allied bombing. he city suffered considerable damage, and to add insult to injury, the retreating German troops destroyed all the bridges.

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May 022018
Fossil Hunting in Verona

As we first walked into the apartment building that we would call home for the next two months, I looked down at the polished limestone and marble floor and in one of the tiles was a spiral-shaped artifact. It was clearly a fossil.

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