After 12 days in Desenzano del Garda, we head for Rome. Garda has been a slower paced visit than our time in Sicily. Driving is less challenging. The temperatures are cooler. I love Sicily, but the more controlled pace of life in the lake region is definitely more relaxing. One of the nicest things about the lakes is the boat transport that is readily … Read More Garda to Rome
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I am amazed by the town of Desenzano Del Garda. For the least ever al months every Wednesday evening the White Nights appear along Via Roma and some other streets. Shops are open, vendors set up tents, and the people come out. Wonderful. Music and food are all around. Va bene.
Knowing that we would most likely be in an August heat wave, we have tried to stay close to the water. We are about 50 feet above the sea and 50 feet away. The views are stunning. Temps have been in the upper 80s and the sun is intense. Really intense. Fa caldo. This is the perfect spot for diving and snorkeling. When we … Read More At the beach La spiaggia
Car rental rates have soared in the last several years. Even using sites like Kayak and Priceline you tend to get some high rates. Some time ago I saw a reference in the New York Times to a site called Autoslash.com. I tried it earlier this summer and was able to get a very reasonable rate for the July 4th week in Hartford, Connecticut. … Read More Saving Money On Car Rentals
After searching and searching I found the following site which will allow you to get tickets to a Papal Audience. I hope you find this of use if you are going to be in Rome this year. On most Wednesday you can attend the public audience in St Peters Square in front of St Peters Basilica. You can request the tickets by email and … Read More Papal Audience Tickets
Here is another video by Julien Zolli. He capture the sights, sounds and tastes of Sicily. From cities to tiny villages, Sicily never fails to charm a traveler. The beaches help one escape the heat that has plagued Europe this year. If you visit, renting a car is the best way to get around. The roads are good and the views are amazing. The … Read More Into the Heart of Sicily by Julien Zolli
I found this wonderful video on Facebook and could not stop watching. it is short about five minutes but conveys the emotion my wife and I feel when we return to Sicily. Julien Zolli is a French film maker who can be found on Vimeo and YouTube Here is the link to this amazing video from a very talented individual. You can Google him … Read More Sicily Land of Myth from Julien Zolli
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!!!!
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
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