October 2 2014 / Places

The Gems of Padova

Padova, Veneto

Only a 30 minute train ride from Venice, Padova is a pleasant day trip and often overlooked in favor of


May 15 2014 / Events

Marriage to the Sea

Venezia, Veneto

The history of the Venetian Republic, sometimes called the “Serene Republic”, is embodied in the Doge’s Palace. Massive, imposing, impressive,


March 12 2014 / Places

Arquà: Petrarch’s Hilltop Retreat

Arqua' Petrarca, Veneto

Whenever we look back on history — pick a period, it really doesn’t matter — there are always amazing footnotes


February 27 2014 / Places

Framing Palladio: Villa Saraceno

Finale di Agugliaro, Veneto

In Italy, unlike many other places around the world, old buildings don’t die and make way for parking lots and shopping


February 21 2014 / Events

The Flight of the Pantegana

Venice, Veneto

Hooray hooray! A new tradition is born! …ahem… with a full head of hair, make that a beard too, kicking


January 24 2014 / Places

Framing Palladio: Villa Poiana

Poiana Maggiore, Veneto

Twenty-four historic villas, each one a stepping stone through the High Renaissance, dot the landscape across the Veneto region of


January 10 2014 / Events

Venezia: Splashed by Acqua Alta

Venezia, Veneto

The late Robert Benchley, a 20th century American humorist and Hollywood actor, was sent packing to Europe one summer by


December 2 2013 / Local Interest

Traverse as the Venetian Locals Do

Venice, Veneto

Venice is a popular tourist destination in Italy, as it has many wonderful sights to see. There’s the fabulous Piazza


November 21 2013 / Food & Wine

Peara’… not la pera

Verona, Veneto

Don’t confuse “peará” (an accent on that final “a”) with “pera” (“pear”). A cucina povera dish originating in the 9th-century


October 24 2013 / Places

Palladio’s 192-Step Program

Vicenza, Veneto

In the Borgo Berga neighborhood of Vicenza’s centro storico (Historic Center) stands an architectural project that was commissioned centuries ago by the


July 12 2013 / Food & Wine

Sgroppino: Venice Untied

Venice, Veneto

Ever heard of a Sgroppino? Well, it’s a lemon-flavored, creamy-smooth, frothy alcoholic beverage. More a digestivo (digestive) or liquid dessert than an aperitivo (cocktail),


June 11 2013 / Places

An Archway to the Madonna

Vicenza, Veneto

I’ve got the perfect destination for this latest edition of Vicenza Walks.  If you’ll simply put one foot in front


May 20 2013 / Events

The most beautiful race in the world

Vicenza, Veneto

With headlamps pointing the way, an army of classic sports cars rumbled in, crisscrossed Vicenza’s Centro Storico, then, in an instant,


April 24 2013 / Places

Bravery in Bassano del Grappa

Bassano del Grappa, Veneto

Straddling the Brenta River, Bassano del Grappa’s medieval character is matched only by its rich and proud history. Now you


April 19 2013 / Food & Wine

Il Vecchio Baraccon

Albignasego, Veneto

After far too much indulging in hearty Triestino mountain fare over the Easter weekend, the objective was a quick light


March 18 2013 / Food & Wine

A Splash of Venice in every Glass

Venice, Veneto

When you think of Venice, what immediately comes to mind? A gondolier navigating his craft? The Rialto Bridge? The bustling


October 30 2012 / Art & Archaeology

La Basilica Palladiana

Vicenza, Veneto

Widely considered to be the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture, Renaissance master builder Andrea Palladio created


October 22 2012 / Places

La Serenissima…The Serene One?

Venice, Veneto

Ah, Venice, is there any city like La Serenissima? What lies behind the beautiful mask of the serene one? Proud


September 24 2012 / Art & Archaeology

While the master sleeps..

Vicenza, Veneto

The Villa Almerico Capra – La Rotonda – master Renaissance builder Andrea Palladio’s crown jewel to the world, is the benchmark