Walking Food Tour in Milan

On a whim I booked a place on the Afternoon Food Tour with Beer tasting in Milan. It was to take place in the other area of Milan I had wanted to see, the Navigli District. I made my way down there in the late afternoon to the meeting point. It was about a 20... Continue Reading →


I had never been to Milan, but I have, for a time. wanted to photograph the Duomo. After a little more research I thought the Navigli district sounded worth a visit too. But the rest of Milan, the fashion, the shopping, nah, not for me. My next major  destination beyond Florence was Colmar, in France.... Continue Reading →

A Day Trip to Cinque Terre from Florence

My last day based in Florence was spent on a day trip with Walkabout Tours to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is a cluster of five picturesque villages on the Ligurian Coast of Italy. It is an incredibly popular tourist destination and I had initially thought of staying there for a few nights but nostalgia drew... Continue Reading →

A Day of Food in Emilia Romagna

This day was epic. No matter how many times I rewrote my trip plan, one thing was a constant, this day trip from Bologna. I had come across it on TripAdvisor when looking for food experiences and had been impressed by the consistently glowing reviews. Cheese and prosciutto are also two of my favorite things... Continue Reading →

A Day Trip to Venice from Bologna

Bologna is perfectly positioned for day trips, not far from either Venice or Florence and surrounded by the wonderful smaller towns of the Emilia Romagna region. I could have gone to so many different places but I had an itch that just needed scratching. Four years ago I spent two nights in Venice during my... Continue Reading →

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