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Caves and tunnels in Italy: Three underground favorites

Caves and tunnels in Italy: Three underground favorites

July 19, 2010

Want to explore Italy where a flashlight or even hard hat is required? There are thousands of caves and tunnels in Italy, giving the traveler lots of options to go underground. Tuscany alone has 1,500 grottoes and 270 km of…

Italy off the beaten track: A seven week itinerary

Italy off the beaten track: A seven week itinerary

May 19, 2010

How would you spend your time if you had seven weeks to travel in Italy? My husband and I had that opportunity before we moved from Milan to the USA, and because I get the “what should I see in Italy”…

The best skiing in Italy

The best skiing in Italy

December 14, 2009

Ask virtually any serious Italian skier where the best place to ski in Italy is and they won’t blink before recommending Cortina D’Ampezzo. With jaw-dropping views and 12 ski areas, there are 750 miles of downhill runs, 73 miles of…

The tower in Lake Reschen: the most unique photo you’ll take in Italy

The tower in Lake Reschen: the most unique photo you’ll take in Italy

November 09, 2009

The photo below was not done in Photoshop, I promise. The medieval tower rises out of Lake Reschen, only a few miles from both the Swiss and Austrian borders (set foot in 3 countries in 1 day!). It’s not quite on…

Italy Bridges: picks in northern Italy

Italy Bridges: picks in northern Italy

May 04, 2009

Architects and engineers appreciate that a bridge is more than just a way to cross a gap, but how many of us would include bridges on our list of Things To See in Italy? These bridges are fun to visit, will give…

Hiking in the Dolomites

Hiking in the Dolomites

August 06, 2008

I grew up hiking in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and I must say that hiking in the Dolomites is at least as spectacular and more hiker-friendly: no bears! Dolomites lifts are open in the summertime The reason it’s so easy for…

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