Chapter Six: Holy Bologna

We were in Florence. My husband’s first college roommate lives in Vicenza. While it hadn’t worked for us to get all the way east to visit him, he and his wife offered to meet us halfway in Bologna. So we hopped a train to meet them for dinner. Bologna is a fascinating city. I love […]

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Chapter Five: Firenze

It is so easy to understand how so many artists and writers and philosophizers have lived in Florence over the centuries. Many people consider Florence to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You’ll have to see for yourself. Our hotel in Florence was the stuff of Italian hotel dreams. While we […]

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Chapter Four: Torino

I hesitate to even speak of Torino because it is such a hidden gem. I don’t want it spoiled by the masses, I want to keep it to myself. In Turin I ate some of the best food of my life, but I’m saving all the food for a separate post. There are a couple […]

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Chapter Three: Milano

Oh Milano, we adore you. From the rooftop of the Duomo to the Galleria, to the Sforza Castle, and the best Napolitano pizza outside of Napoli, and so so so much more. When people travel to Italy they normally head south. When my husband lived in Italy he lived in the north so we made […]

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Chapter Two: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, or How We Got to Our Destination Without Any of the Tickets We Originally Purchased

It’s a domino effect. The city of Philadelphia shuts down for rain and suddenly we can’t make our train in Zurich. Long story short we went through security three times in two non-consecutive airports, flew three different airlines, required ground transportation between terminals twice, purchased brand new train tickets and ate the cost of the […]

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