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Romeo, Romeo, Where Art Thou….? Adagio in VERONA

March 18, 2016

Stunning architecture, a rich culture, elegant locals, a deep artistic history. What’s not to love? Although most of us think “Venice” when Northern Italy comes up, consider standing out in the crowd, and instead whispering: “Verona”. For this city, located on the Adige River, has subtle beauty that merits an…

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Christmas in Venice – New Venice Countryside Tour

December 21, 2015

This phenomenal Christmas tree resides in the elegantissimo Hotel Danieli, just off St. Mark’s Square in Venice. I’ll never forget 13 years ago, when I spent a night at this hotel with my 3-month-old daughter and a friend who had come along to nanny while I led a trip. We…

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Farro…what’s Farro?

September 18, 2014

For those not familiar with the nutty, ancient grain farro that I’ll be sampling with my group in Tuscany next month, read this New York Times excerpt: “From a cross-country reading of the culinary winds, it appears that farro, an ancient grain believed to have sustained the Roman legions, has…

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Highlights from a Trip to Venice

September 16, 2013

We just returned from Buy Veneto, one of Italy’s most prestigious trade shows. Here are some of my notes from the stay. Fancy Sleeping Molino Stucky Hotel on the Giudecca Island of Venice was a fantastic surprise! A former flour/pasta mill from the 1800s, this structure was overtaken by ivy, literally…

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