Lisbon can be an odd choice for tourists. While its origins predate most of the other European capital cities (including London, Rome, and Paris), there is little in the way of historical sites and attractions. While it was once one of the largest cities in Europe and the starting point for many of the Portuguese […]
During one of our day trips from Florence was a few hours visiting the city of Siena. A few hours is not long enough to discover a city like Siena, but it provided a glimpse into this famous Tuscan town, with the promise we might return one day to explore it further.
I have a bad back. I would love to say it was due to an old football injury or the result of saving an old lady from a burning building, but the truth of it is I’m just an overweight computer geek. Bad backs are as much a part of our DNA as comic books […]
As I sit down to write on my blog about our visit to Florence, I’m trying hard not to make it sound like a Wikipedia article. As a history geek, I love the facts, dates and events that make up the timeline of a city. But much like IQ and blood pressure scores do not […]
Our driver picked us up from our Milan hotel for the 2 hour drive to the town of Bellagio. Once we got out of Milan, the drive itself was scenic, with the Italian Alps ahead of us, passing small villages and rural farmland. Once we got to Lake Como, we drove down a narrow winding […]
“Milan, darling. Milan.” — Edna Mode – “The Incredibles” Our first stop on our recent Italy trip was the city of Milan. Renowned for its sense of fashion, there is a lot to see and explore, even for a “jeans-and-sweatshirt” guy like me. Since our time was limited, we hired a local tour guide to give us […]