Ischia Italy

Bellissima Italia, the Zimmer Autumn in Italy Travel VLOG 2019 We spent our Autumn traveling the length and breadth of Italy as we blogged and photographed our way through the sites, sounds and epicurean delights of soul satisfying foods, nectars and exotic scents.  Along the way we captured thousands ofRead More →

Bellissima Blog Traveling in Italy

Ready to Go! We’ve packed the bags, the tickets in hand and the cat/house sitters arrive in the morning; all is ready for our next adventure – a Fall Season in Bellissima Italia!  And, so begins our Travel to Italy Blog. By Wednesday, sometime Alaska time, we should be inRead More →

Italy Travel

Traveling through Italy Blog A ‘Season in Bellissima Italia’; a new Zimmer’s Landing  traveling through Italy Blog!       Coming Soon! If all works as planned, we’ll spend this winter cavorting the Italian countryside enjoying as many ‘off the beaten path’ (as well as a few of the more traditional)Read More →

Riomagiorre Cinque Terre

Catching up! This is another out-of-synch, posting highlighting our Cinque Terra and Lucca Video Blog.  Our first real Bellissima Italia exploration was in the town  of La Spezia and the quaint villages nestled in the rocks over the Med known as Cinque Terra.  We met up with excellent friends (TheRead More →

Downtown Bologne

Editor’s note – My narrative for our Italy journey is already out of sequence as I’m jumping ahead about a week or so into our travel to Bologna adventures….but, I’ll return to the travels and the week in Cinque Terra and Lucca soon.  Hang tight…and enjoy. A few days ofRead More →

Florence Duomo

Florence, traveling through Renaissance history Florence Travel,  Saturday, 12 October –  What a spectacular place, the boulevards and massive buildings remind me of Munich,  but when you gaze at the structural details and old ornamental flourishes, it’s all Italy. Our friends and I trained into Florence while Ursula remained behindRead More →

Surviving the Valcano

Trial by Fire Enduring relationships and the volcano gods: There’s an ancient and honored legend of ‘Trial by Fire’ to validate serious relationship of two decades. The mythos is that once in twenty years, couples must circle the brim of a volcanic caldera, as a testament, demonstrating the virtuousness ofRead More →

Tempio di Diana

North of Naples (Archeological sites around of Naples) 22 Oct – We dedicated the last few days satisfying our Roman ruins cravings at various archeological sites around Naples.  The other day when walking through town on the way to the castle, we walked along the Marina side and not throughRead More →

Vesuvius and Herculaneum

Visiting Herculaneum 4 Nov ‘19 – Their recast skeletal remains littered the barrel arched, vaulted structures on the beach side of the town of Herculaneum; many embracing loved ones in their final moments before immolation and suffocation. visiting Herculaneum can be a brutal reminder that Ms. Nature is really inRead More →