The Triumphant Return of the Trionfo

Waterborne once again after much needed maintenance carried out at the shipyard Cantiere Casaril Sant’Alvise (the last one of its kind left in town for repair of vessels of this type). The Nuovo...

Reasons to Visit Como Lake Italy

There is nothing fabulous than visiting different places in different parts of the world. People are bound to do different tasks every day, which sometimes cause them, stress and problems in life. One...

Student housing, accommodation in Como, Italy

Are уоu a ѕtudеnt аt thе lосаl univеrѕitу in Cоmо, Itаlу, who wаntѕ tо bооk a ѕtudеnt rеѕidеnсе so that уоu’ll bе сlоѕе tо ѕсhооl and bе capable tо еnjоу...

My new transportation

I’ve surprised myself once again, I’ve gone and done something I didn’t think I would ever do.  I have been content to use my feet to get me from Point A to Point B -and sometimes...

Venice Marathon 2014

Tomorrow is the big day, and Venice is ready.   7,000 runners from around the globe will participate in the 29th Venice Marathon. The weather forecast is sunny, 65 degrees, with no chance...

Via Francigena: Pilgrim Accommodation in Pontremoli

Accommodation suggestions following the closure of the Convento Padri Cappuccini in Pontremoli. The full version of this article appears on Ciao Lunigiana – Slow travel in Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany. ...

Poor, Sad Olives

Speedy and I were pretty happy this spring as we watched the olive trees blossoming – it looked to be … Continue reading → An Expatriate in Rapallo

An Unexpected Festa

Speedy and I took a stroll along the Lungomare and over to the Port in Rapallo on Sunday. To our … Continue reading → An Expatriate in Rapallo

Pink Lunigiana – Breast Cancer Awareness 2014

October is breast cancer awareness month, and once again iconic buildings are turning pink. The full version of this article appears on Ciao Lunigiana – Slow travel in Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany. ...

Major Cycling Events in Lunigiana

Lunigiana’s competitive cycling calendar The full version of this article appears on Ciao Lunigiana – Slow travel in Lunigiana, Northern Tuscany.     Ciao Lunigiana

It’s All About the Weather

You may have heard about the terrible flooding that killed six people in Genova three years ago. Poor Genova! Again … Continue reading → An Expatriate in Rapallo

The Watermills of Bagnone

There was a time when the swift-running Torrente Bagnone echoed with the sounds of 17 watermills grinding wheat, rye, corn, and above all, chestnuts. The full version of this article appears on Ciao Lunigiana...

Festival Galuppi stops in at the Scuola San Rocco

How often do you get to hear Baroque and Gospel selections in one concert…in Italy, in an ambience as brilliant and rich as the music itself? The Festival Galuppi celebrates music of the era in the...

Another of my Venetian dreams comes true

For several years now, whenever I watch one of the boating events associated with one of Venice’s festivals, for example the Regata Storica or Vogalonga, I have seen this group of local women dressed...

And the dream continues….

                                                    (photo thanks to...

A summer walk along the Via Francigena – The Cisa Pass to Pontremoli

A beautiful cross-country hike with a mixture of glorious vistas, interesting woodlands, old stone roads and many interesting bridges. The full version of this article appears on Ciao Lunigiana –...

Baglioni Hotel’s The Great Beauty Experience

I rarely, if ever, blog about anything other than my life in Venice. Today is different. I’m writing about our recent weekend in Rome. I’ve been to Rome before. Several times. I’ve done...

Think Pink

A big “Grazie mille” to everyone who lit candles, sent up a prayer to the heavens and/or extended positive energy on my behalf yesterday.  Your efforts were very much appreciated.  Many...

Canestrello of Lunigiana

The eleventh of our recipes from the cookbook,Piatti Chiari, by Tiziana Falorni of Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra in Filetto. About Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra Alla Piazza di Sopra is located in the...

Clooney in Venice

Yes, George and Amal have arrived!   photos www.dailymail.co.uk #Venice #Clooney #ClooneyNuptials The Venice Experience