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Bologna and the Missing Michelangelos

ITALY | Friday, 22 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [11]

IT SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES being in Bologna, not that we’ve been here before except to change trains. The car was due back at 10:30, check in’s not until four and now we’re standing on the corner with no idea where we’re at, where ... Read more >


Photos: Ravenna and Bologna

ITALY | Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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Revisiting Ravenna

ITALY | Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [22]

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY to Ravenna—Autumn arrived. With the all the road construction, impromptu stops to photograph the fall colors and time for a picnic lunch, the 90-minute drive from Arezzo took nearly twice as long. Back in 2012 ... Read more >


High on Arezzo

ITALY | Monday, 18 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [24]

THE CHURCH OF SAN DOMENICO IS THE ZENITH of Arezzo. It isn’t the best thing, by far, but it may be the highest and this morning Connie lead me, huffing and puffing, for a visit. And I said Arezzo wasn’t a hill town!     ... Read more >


Photos: Arezzo, the Forgotten Town

ITALY | Sunday, 17 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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If You're Going to San Francesco—in Arezzo

ITALY | Sunday, 17 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [24]

YOU MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE FINDING AREZZO in your Italy guidebook—even Rick doesn’t bother with it. Arezzo is older than Florence but it didn’t have Michelangelo. It is in Tuscany but it isn’t a hill town but it . The Sunday morning ... Read more >


The ❤️ of Tuscany: Montepulciano and Pienza

ITALY | Saturday, 16 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [27]

THE PROBLEM WITH A VISIT to the “Heart of Tuscany” is deciding wether to Drink or Drive!Since this was an “Under the Tuscan Sun” sort of day, I drove, despite the offerings of relentlessness wine shop owners of Montepulciano. ... Read more >


Photos: More Tuscan Hill Towns: Montepulciano and Pienza

ITALY | Friday, 15 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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Hill Towns of Tuscany: San Gimignano and Volterra

ITALY | Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [41]

IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN TRAVELING IN TUSCANY, you won’t find a better guidebook than Rick Steve’s ITALY. And if you’ve forgotten to buy a copy, you can download tips, itineraries and even walking tours. If you are especially lucky you ... Read more >


Photos: Hill Towns: San Gimignano and Volterra

ITALY | Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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