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How to climb an Italian volcano

How to climb an Italian volcano

June 12, 2013

According to a recent article in a glossy travel magazine, volcano tourism is a thing now. And while the article listed some impressive volcanoes (Iceland and Hawaii of course both made the list), there was no mention of Italian volcanoes….

Cycling and Shopping near Novi Ligure, Piedmont

Cycling and Shopping near Novi Ligure, Piedmont

July 12, 2011

I'm excited that my guest post about a Golden Day near Novi Ligure, Piedmont is up on Susan Van Allen's Golden Days in Italy blog today! This area is quite dear to my heart as one of my closest friends in…

Hiking the Dolomites Via Ferrata: trails with bridges, ladders and ropes

Hiking the Dolomites Via Ferrata: trails with bridges, ladders and ropes

May 13, 2011

The Dolomites are one of my favorite places to hike, because of the scenery, the many mountain-top refugi that serve lunch, and the fact that the ski lifts take hikers up the mountain throughout summertime; but add to that some…

Biking on Lucca’s walls

Biking on Lucca’s walls

February 22, 2011

  For anyone who loves being on a bike, or wants to see the city from a different perspective, or just wants to break up the museums-churches-walking routine, I definitely recommend adding this short and easy bike ride to your…

A fantastic easy bike ride near Venice

A fantastic easy bike ride near Venice

January 27, 2011

  I’d love to hop on a bike, circle St. Mark’s Square, ride over the Rialto Bridge past the markets, cycle through the city’s narrow calle and bump down its many short staircases. But if you’ve been to Venice, you…

Italian soccer for the traveler

Italian soccer for the traveler

October 20, 2010

  Point me to a pair of skis, hiking boots, a bike – or even a sports bar with a hockey game on – and I’m happily occupied for hours. But I am soccer-challenged, so thanks to Jessica Spiegel of JessicaTravels.com,…

Best Italy hikes: guest post at Italylogue

Best Italy hikes: guest post at Italylogue

September 21, 2010

It was a challenge to narrow down my list of favorite hikes in Italy to just five for Jessica at Italylogue but I did it. My picks for best Italy hikes include the Dolomites, Lake Como, Liguria, the Amalfi Coast, and…

Five spectacular Capri hiking paths

Five spectacular Capri hiking paths

January 25, 2010

Capri is a walker’s paradise, full of incredible views and scenery, so here are five spectacular Capri hiking routes. Wear proper shoes, and long socks or long pants so your legs don’t get scratched. Don’t forget to bring a hat,…

Where to run, bike, or roller blade in Milan

Where to run, bike, or roller blade in Milan

January 11, 2010

  Business travelers ask me all the time where they can run in Milan. I’m not a runner (though I wish I were – it’s so convenient for travel!) but I do pack my rollerblades in my suitcase sometimes.   …

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