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Cinque Terre, Italy 2023

On my latest pass through Europe, I spent a little time on the northern Mediterranean  coast  of  Italy and was able to get in a day trip to the gems known as Cinque Terre.  These are five small, ancient fishing villages with colourful houses perched  on the cliffs above the sea. To get there, I […]

Five Nights at the AC Hotel in Genova, Italy

I started my latest European trip with a 5-night stay at the AC Hotel in Genova (Genoa) on the Mediterranean coast of Northern Italy.  I have been interested in this city for a while and thought it was underrated and my stay confirmed that. It is lovely!  The AC Hotel is located away from the […]

Italy’s well-kept secret: Adventures in Franciacorta wine district (Car-free)

Here are highlights of my trip to the Franciacorta wine region this spring.  This is certainly a lesser-known wine region of Italy.  After taking in the gorgeous scenery and delectable wine I could understand why the Italians would want to keep this area a secret.  The Franciacorta wine process is identical to the champagne process […]

Spectacular Coffee at Caffe Terzi, Bologna, Italy

Recently I visited Northern Italy for the first time and what a wonderful adventure it was.  I explored Torino, Treviso and surrounding area including Venice, Bologna and finally Rome. Italian food and drink was one of the main attractions for me and I ended up hitting the bar scene hard.   No, not that bar […]