Padua, it is.

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Jun 262018
 
Padua, it is.

My brother and his wife were eager to go on with us someplace that we hadn’t yet visited. As we scrutinized a map, it seemed that there was one very obvious place that we hadn’t gotten to – Padua (It. Padova).

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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 my brother 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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Brescia

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May 142018
 
Brescia

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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