Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE and buried Pompeii beneath 9 feet (3m) of volcanic ash, rock and debris.Continue reading “Pompeii, Italy”
How are Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiana Reggiano,
Aceto Balsamico de Moderna and Sangiovese wine related?
Bologna serves up fascinating history, inspiring architecture, an ancient University and amazing food.Continue reading “Bountiful Bologna”
Brescia has been called the “City of 1000 Fountains” due to its 75 public and 2000 private water features.Continue reading “Brescia, Italy”
Founded by a Trojan prince in 1183 BCE following the fall of Troy, Padua is one of Italy’s older cities.Continue reading “Padova: Past and Present”
A short train ride west of Venice is the medieval city of Padua and former home of Saint Anthony of Padua.Continue reading “Padova’s Frescos”
Venice has acquired many labels, but “City of Canals” could be the definitive moniker.Continue reading “City of Canals”
The title ‘Most Serene’ was first bestowed on the Doge before extending to the entire Republic of Venice.Continue reading “La Serenissima”
Our day trip to the medieval city of Mantova was filled with churches, palazzos, museums and piazzas.Continue reading “Mantua, Italy”
Juliet: O Romeó, Romeó! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Romeo: There is no world without Verona walls…Continue reading “City of Romeo & Juliet”