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Brainstorming Italy itineraries: Oh, the places you’ll go!

Brainstorming Italy itineraries: Oh, the places you’ll go!

April 26, 2013

New clients requested: “We will be in Italy for 9 days in June before heading to Cannes and we would like you to design our itinerary. We’ve been to Italy in the past: the Tuscan countryside, the Veneto, the Cinque…

Jewish highlights of Emilia Romagna

Jewish highlights of Emilia Romagna

December 21, 2011

  The highlights below are from an 8-day trip I created for a Jewish family. They were foodies and loved history – and the art and architecture that went with it. Since they had already been to Rome, Florence and…

5 Spectacular Castles near Parma

5 Spectacular Castles near Parma

November 10, 2010

Foodies flock to the Parma area for cheese, ham, and more, while cyclists love the area because it’s relatively flat compared to much of the rest of Italy. But there’s another great reason to visit the area: there are some incredible castles…

Trompe l’oeil art in Italy: five favorite works

Trompe l’oeil art in Italy: five favorite works

June 07, 2010

Trompe l’oeil is a French phrase meaning to trick the eye, so artists have used this technique for centuries to create the illusion of space or depth. I love the fun trompe l’oeil “windows” on the buildings in the seaside town of Camogli,…

Unfinished Churches in Italy: Lessons in Project Management

Unfinished Churches in Italy: Lessons in Project Management

October 05, 2009

Imagine leading a project involving hundreds of workers, no email, lots of big egos, and with a timeline of several hundred years. And yet many such art & architecture projects have been very (!) successfully completed in Italy over the…

Brisighella Italy: A Medieval Gem

Brisighella Italy: A Medieval Gem

June 22, 2009

  A summer in Brisighella Italy Back home in Canada after my AFS exchange to Italy, I was finishing my first year of university and pining for anything Italian, when I got The Letter. “Come to Italy this summer”, it said,…

What to do in San Marino

What to do in San Marino

April 06, 2009

San Marino is a picturesque destination a couple hours south of Venice, and a great addition to any Italy itinerary. Read below for our advice on what to do in San Marino! Entirely surrounded by the country of Italy, San…

What to do in Parma

What to do in Parma

January 19, 2009

If you love food, music, art or architecture, deciding what to do in Parma is easy. Foodies and music lovers descend regularly on the city of Parma and with good reason: home of parmesan cheese and Parma ham, or prosciutto,…

What to see in Bologna

What to see in Bologna

November 10, 2008

What to see and do in Bologna? Easy: Walk. Eat. Walk. Eat. Walk. Eat. That pretty much sums up what I like to do in Bologna.   Why I love walking in Bologna Bologna is a mid-sized city, so it’s easy…

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