Monthly Archives: October 2008

Driving in Italy

“Italians are lousy drivers.” I beg to differ.  Once you understand a little bit about the differences, you can actually become very much at ease with the driving situation in Italy. It’s true there often is more speed than necessary.  … Continue reading

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Asolo is simply beautiful

We drove into Asolo yesterday and were immediately taken by the comfortable charm and northern Italian ambience of the streets.  Asolo welcomes you with the characteristic Veneto flair that delights and fascinates.  You want to leave your car immediately and … Continue reading

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Chasing Francis

A friend recently recommended a book entitled “Chasing Francis” by Ian Morgan Cron that tells the story of a Protestant pastor of a large church in New England and his crisis of faith. In the story, the pastor is invited … Continue reading

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Arriving at Montegufoni Castle

Midway between the two little towns of Montagnana and Baccaiano in Tuscany lies the Montegufoni Castle.  In our journeys around the country, it’s always welcoming to come here for a few days and make our home in a real castle. … Continue reading

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An authentic palazzo on Lake Garda

If you are looking for a vacation rental on Lake Garda, take a look at Palazzo sul Garda near the town of Toscolano Maderno on Garda’s western shore. It’s a different experience to stay in a place that still reflects … Continue reading

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A short walk in Barberino val d'Elsa

Today we took a sort walk down the streets of Barberino val d’Elsa.  The main avenue is a quiet one, called Via Francesco da Barberino.  This is October, so there are not so many tourists.  And when we arrived, it … Continue reading

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