June 4 2015 / Local Interest

Exploring Scheggino

Scheggino, Umbria

Inspired by Anne Robichaud, intrepid guide to all wonders Umbrian, we hopped in the car and travelled to Scheggino. We


February 19 2014 / Local Interest

Il Capitano ar Centro

Rome, Italy

AS Roma – Rome’s famed red and yellow soccer team – is having a great year. A French coach (Rudy


November 19 2013 / Local Interest

San Francesco in Bologna

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

The Basilica, built following a visit by St. Francis of Assisi in 1222, is enormous yet refreshingly simple. Built in


November 7 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Have piano, will travel

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

A fold-up piano? Way back in the first half of the 18th century, some lucky musician owned a portable harpsichord…


June 3 2013 / Places

Cherry blossoms in Rome..

Rome, Lazio

In the middle of Rome?! Yet there it is… and the moment you cross the threshold of Via Antonio Gramsci


November 21 2011 / Local Interest

Liutaio Stefanini

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

Stradivarius may still be the most famous name in violins – making Cremona a household word even in the United


April 11 2011 / Local Interest

Sheep at the gates!

Rome, Italy

Ponte Milvio is considered semicentro by real estate agents and, indeed, you can walk from the bridge to Piazza del