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December 30, 2010

Italy: Cortina d’Ampezzo and Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi

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Above Rifugio Lorenzi with our guide Nadia

Examining Cortina d’Ampezzo’s trail map we noticed something curious.  Some of the alpine trails were labeled with a line of pluses, (more…)

Italy: Cortina, Route 14 “Mietres Freeride” and Route 6

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Becky hits the trails outside of Cortina d'Ampezzp


Somewhere amongst all the biking gear jammed in the back of our Kangoo was a set of knobby mountain bike tires.  When we planned the trip, we (more…)

December 28, 2010

Italy: Cortina d’Ampezzo

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We went that way: Snow in the Dolomites points towards our next adventures

Cortina d’Ampezzo sits in the midst of the Dolomites in the Italian Alps.  It is a well-known resort town made famous, in part, as the host city for (more…)

December 24, 2010

Italy: Siena take two

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A twisted sky in Siena

Somehow it seems that this is the way that this picture should be.

December 23, 2010

Italy: Bassano del Grappa

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Ponte degli Alpini in Bassano del Grappa

Google Maps says that Padua is only a couple hours by car from Cortina-d’Ampezzo, the next destination on our summer’s road journey.  There (more…)

December 22, 2010

Italy: Padua

Filed under: Europe 2010, Food, Italy, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 5:43 pm

Spiky epaulettes

When we rescued Homer in Modena it felt like we received a get a jail free card. The Kangoo and all of our stuff weren’t stolen after all. And now we (more…)

December 21, 2010

Italy: Modena and Osteria Francescana

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A platter of petit fours offered at the end of our meal at Osteria Francescana


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December 15, 2010

Italy: Montalcino

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The fortress in Montalcino, Italy

And sometimes a town is a wine, or sort of.

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December 14, 2010

Italy: Siena

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Siena's Piazza del Campo

Sometimes a town is a color.

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Italy: San Gimignano

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San Gimignano viewed from Podere Montese

“Why would you leave?”

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