Italy

 
  • Escape to Rome

    24 February '15 - We had mixed feelings about leaving Venice. With only three days there, we had just barely been able to taste the mystery and beauty of the place. But Carnevale was ...
  • Venice – Magic, Romance, and Water

    14 February '15 - We barely scratched the surface of Florence and its treasures before we had to leave. But that is the risk of travel. Even in those places we have stayed for ...
  • Birthplace of the Renaissance … Florence

    05 February '15 - Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, was founded as a Roman military colony about the 1st century BC. During the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries Florence achieved preeminence in commerce ...
  • Snow Days …

    02 February '15 - This is another of the out-of-sequence posts that I have to share now and again, but it is a story that bears telling. Jeannie and I, along with my brother Mike ...
  • … Everything changes

    01 February '15 - To paraphrase Heraclitus of Ephesus, c. 535 – c. 475 BCE, The only thing that is constant is change. It was 15 years ago in spring that we began a month-long ...
  • Language problems? No.

    20 January '15 - As we have traveled in foreign places, one of the joys and one of the curses has been dealing with the language. Now that we are in Italy, we have ...
  • A Roman Bridge to Cesi

    12 January '15 - No, the Roman bridge doesn’t lead to Cesi directly, but after several days of being stuck indoors with the flu, we had a wonderful drive. First, we only had to ...
  • Carsulae

    09 January '15 - Carsulae is a well-preserved Roman city located in the Umbria countryside. It grew up as a way station on a previously unoccupied site shortly after the Via Flaminia was built ...
  • Feasting in Italy

    06 January '15 - We’ve been in Italy for just over two weeks, and it’s been cold, rainy, cold, snowy, cold, and did I say cold? But there was only one day, in Orvieto, ...
  • A Neighborhood Walk

    05 January '15 - A 5 mile (8k) ramble on country roads up to Colpetrazzo, a tiny village up on the side of the Martani mountains. We strode on paved roads, dirt, and stone; ...
  • Snow!

    04 January '15 - When we came to Italy, it was to hopefully get away from some of the colder weather further north in France. It didn’t work out that way. In fact, much ...
  • To Italy We Go …

    31 December '14 - It was odd that it only took a 1.5 hour flight to travel to Rome. So much longer when you start in US. It will be interesting to travel around ...