Cycling Among Poppies and Villas

Some Freedom at Last As restrictions are loosening–still with some limitations–the best way to enjoy the beautiful days of spring was to go for a bike ride.  Alpe-Adria Cycle Path The Alpe Adria Cycle Path is a beautiful bike trail that starts in Austria, Salzburg to be precise, then onto the Austrian-Italian border and on […]

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We Can Walk!

Running and walking Walking and running are now permitted if we stay within 500 meters from our homes. That’s not much at all, but it is way better than nothing. Also wearing a mask is a priority—and I’m ok with that. Well, not running really with the mask, but again it is an allowance much […]

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The Dolomites; Rocks or Clouds…

“Are they rocks or are they clouds?” Are they true or is it a dream? “ Dino Buzzati, an Italian writer and novelist. From “What are the Dolomites?” The Dolomites, also called pale mountains, are a group of mountain groups of the Eastern Alps. Located between Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli; among the provinces of […]

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Stories Behind Beautiful Facades

PALAZZO VALVASON MORPURGO Have you ever wondered what the story behind a beautiful facade of an important residence? We tend to believe that the lifes of the People residing were cared and protected by those thick walls, who conducted a privileged life in wealth and entitlement. Many buildings and palazzi have lots of stories to […]

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One last word on Gelato before Fall

Let’s be clear; Gelato and Ice Cream are not the same thing. Gelato is creamy, cold, velvety, and comes in a multitude of flavors. But what is that makes the difference? Gelato contains more milk than cream, hence it freezes at a lower temperature and tasts cooler, lighter, and more refreshing. It contains less air […]

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Facades

I like taking pictures of the facades of various buildings I see in Italy. There are so many buildings that offer very good examples of facades in various styles. In architecture, the facade of a building is the most important aspect of an architectural edifice, as it sets the tone for the rest of the […]

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Cheap Philosophy

While walking around I came across cheap words of wisdom that someone thought are worth sharing with everyone that may have a need for. This one goes the old wise that love is best if discovered a bit at a time. “Don’t burn your stages [of love], light up your hearts [instead], discover one another […]

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