Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme, one more time Montecatini Terme was a last minute choice as I struggled with our 2018 itinerary.  When my sister said she wanted to see Assisi, I originally thought we could travel by train from Bologna to Arezzo, then to Perugia (with side trips to Assisi and Cortona) then Chianti and Firenze.  But […]

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Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Assisi and Cortona

I’ve written in some other posts that I chose Perugia as part of our 2018 itinerary because my sister wanted to see Assisi and it seemed like the best location for getting there.  I had also hoped to see some of the other towns of Umbria, known as the ‘green heart’ of Italy, but found […]

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Forty Eight Hours in Bologna

I’m not sure I can explain how we ended up in Bologna for our first two days in Italy 2018 without making readers’ eyes glaze over.  Over the years I’d become interested in how Bologna and Emilia Romagna in general had become something of a culinary destination.  Plus I was fascinated by the fact that […]

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