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 →

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 →

Sferracavallo from the villa

Relaxing in in Sferracavallo Italy – If they were to do a remake of the 1980s comedy/drama movie ‘The Big Chill,’ our Villa extravaganza in Sferracavallo would be a suitable remake, except for the shortage of fast cars, attractive actors, compelling and drama sideline stories and sex scenes.  As aRead More →

Northern Scicily

The view from our Vorarlberg, Austria apartment is stunning. We survey the Rhine valley below us, encircled by a cordon of mountaintops all covered in snow…… But, I’m getting way ahead of myself. The past 12 days have been so busy that I’ve neglected the Blog and will now attemptRead More →

Reminiscent Thoughts Sixty-Eight days of exploring, traveling and touring Italy, its sights, culture, foods, and people leaves one with many impressions, but the most indelible is that sixty-eight is not nearly enough days – but that’s all we could countenance. Traveling for extended periods it tough, granted, the more youRead More →