Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tales from the road: Lake Como and Bellagio


Now I get what the big deal is! Our last day in Milan before the long slog home, we decided to take the one hour train ride to Varenna to see Lake Como and see what all the fuss was … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: Milan style, shopping and EXPO


   Above: Sacred and profane side by side in Milano Milan is the perfect place to imprint all the experiences of our journey through northern Italy. We arrive by train to a bustling, stylish metropolis full of contradictions. After settling in … Continue reading

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Tales from the Road: Genoa- where pesto and seafood rule


Genoa: not your father’s salami Sept 7 & 8    Arriving in Genoa at night, our first impression of this maritime city was “what a dump.” Every cliche of seedy harbors sprung to mind with visions of whores, hustlers, homeless, … Continue reading

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Tales from the Road: Listening to Klezmer in the Ghetto


Bologna Sept 4 & 5 One of the motifs our of Bologna stay besides indulging in vast gluttony was discovering the Jewish ghetto area. We spent some our first day wandering the maze of  medieval alleys where we thought the … Continue reading

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Tales from the Road: Bardolino & Bologna


 Chilling in Bardolino Bologna: where a non-meat eater goes off the reservation We picked up our rental car in Verona airport and headed to our day at the lake– Lake Garda. We were told it’s a more beautiful lake than … Continue reading

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Tales from the Road: Mmm My Verona


Two Gentlefolk of Verona Sept. 1 & 2 European train travel is amazing. Six air conditioned hours from Zurich to Verona. Gorgeous vistas of lake Lucerne, alpine forests, tunnels burrowed through mountains and first Italian views at Lake Lugano. We … Continue reading

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Zurich: Zombies, techno fever and swiss breakfast bliss


Tales from the road: Zurich Zurich was founded by two monks– Felix and Regula– who lost their heads, then carried them to Zurich under their arms.  They were later sainted. We arrived in Zurich after flying 14 hours with our … Continue reading

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