Month: July 2017

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Oh crap, the canceled my FLIGHT!!!!

It is only a matter of time untill something like that happens. It happened to us twice. Once in Vienna, and the last time in Rome. We were on vacanza, so it was not the end of the world, but it involved extra costs.  In Rome we had to stay an extra three days  ( so hard to take).  The airline had a bogus … Read More Oh crap, the canceled my FLIGHT!!!!

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Il mio sogno…… My dream was to bike the hills of Tuscany

People that know me know I love bicycling. Add that to my love of Italy and you have my dream vacation. I told my wife about it, but she did not wish to go back to Italy again so soon, especially as our last trip was an 18 hour affair which was diverted from Miami to Freeport in the Bahamas! For several years I … Read More Il mio sogno…… My dream was to bike the hills of Tuscany

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Off the Beaten Path: Capo di Ponte

Another little town we happened upon unexpectedly,  Having left Lago Iseo and trying to further up toTesimo in  northern Italy we happened upon this small village.  There was nothing special about it, but upon further investigation we found the  hotel Cumili in the center of town that just opened.  Next we found that  there were prehistoric rock carvings close by. It is an easy walk to … Read More Off the Beaten Path: Capo di Ponte

Posting from my iPad.

The WordPress app for desktop computers does not like to work with my Apple Photos application.  I have found several workarounds for this, mainly by opening the Apple Mail app and starting a new message. I then open the media browser and select the album that has the photos for the post I am composing.  My photo library has over 30,000 images.   That … Read More Posting from my iPad.

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Off the Beaten Path: San Giovanni in Fiore

In 2001 we made our first sojourn to southern Italy by car. Our destination was Sicily and we had several stops along the way. In Cosenza we stayed at the Hotel San Francesco. Cosenza was a nice town and we were going to take a day drip. The receptionist at the hotel suggested San Giovanni in Fiore.  Her directions ( pre GPS days) were … Read More Off the Beaten Path: San Giovanni in Fiore

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A moment on Lake Como

What better memory than sitting down to breakfast and  dinner while looking out over the lake.   We had a wonderful apartment at Wright Art BnB on the  lake.   We enjoyed breakfast and dinner with the most amazing views.  La vita è bella. 

TODAY IN THE WASHINTON POST: The Ape celebrates 70 years.

What you say is an APE, not an ape, but the ubiquitous little combination of a motorcycle and pickup truck that plugs along all of Italy’s roadways. Credit photo and text above from the Washington Post. The Ape hauls almost anything, from buildng materials to fruit and fiish. A clasic Ape in ToscanaNothing elegant about this baby, plain  and simple, it does the job.This one … Read More TODAY IN THE WASHINTON POST: The Ape celebrates 70 years.

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