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Living With History in Sovana

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Living With History in Sovana Updated: 08.25.2017 When you think of a visit to Tuscany, do you picture Renaissance era Italian towns clinging to the side of a hill? So did we. Until…Alan and I experienced Sovana during our boomer road trip to Northern Italy. The Etruscan village in southern Tuscany was the last stop on […]

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Plaza Motta in Orta San Giulio

Saturday’s scene: An Italian Kaleidoscope

Plaza Motta in Orta San Giulio

During our northern Italian baby boomer road trip, we visited Orta San Giulio. Alan and I walked up the cobblestone lane that led to Sacro Monte di Orta, where this colorful chapel ceiling captured my boomer photographer’s eye. It reminded me of the colorful geometrics one would find in a kaleidoscope. Part of a 20 […]

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Touring Lamborghini museum

Saturday’s scene: I Want This One

Touring Lamborghini museum

“I want this one,” is exactly what Alan said when he saw this yellow model in the Lamborghini Museum outside Bologna, Italy. What baby boomer car guy wouldn’t want one? Or the bike we saw on the Ducati factory tour? Or that snazzy red baby from the Ferrari test drive in Maranello? The next time […]

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Saturday’s scene: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

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What does a boomer car enthusiast do after test driving a Ferrari in Maranello, Italy? Walk on over to the Ferrari Museum. Although you can’t visit the Ferrari factory — that’s top secret — exploring two floors containing 40 of the most prestigious sports cars that you’ll ever see is the next best thing. Baby […]

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Lucca, Italy

Behind The Walls In Lucca

Lucca, Italy

Behind the Walls in Lucca Updated: 08.25.2017 Did you know that Lucca is the only town in Italy to be totally surrounded by walls? Behind those medieval ramparts, Renaissance architecture in the form of churches, elegant shops and picturesque piazzas beckon to be explored. When Alan and I were planning a road trip to northern Italy […]

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The beautiful coastal town of Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre

Spend a Day in Cinque Terre

The beautiful coastal town of Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre

Updated: 04.06.2018:  If you only have one day in Cinque Terre, what should boomer travelers see and do? That was the question Alan and I asked ourselves as we planned a road trip in northern Italy. Our guide, Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours, came up with the perfect idea. We’d spend a day in Cinque Terre traveling […]

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La Tavola Rotonda: My Italian Castle

Boomer travel - Italy - stay at La Tavola Rotonda on your boomer vacation in Italy.

La Tavola Rotonda Updated: 08.24.2017 When you think of places to stay in Italy, does a castle come to mind? It does if you’re staying at La Tavola Rotonda. My idea of castle lodging is a fairytale building perched in the Bavarian hills of Germany, perhaps with snow-capped mountains in the background. I never expected […]

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Medieval Bergamo

Medieval Italy is Alive in Bergamo

Medieval Bergamo

Updated 02.16.2017 On a walking tour of Bergamo, Italy, Alan and I marvel at the stone walls surrounding Città Alta, the upper town of Bergamo, Italy—a medieval city that’s still thriving. In the 17th century, Venetians built the walls to protect the town from Milan. Today, residents and university students live and shop here, dine at […]

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Charming Orta San Giulio, Italy

Orta San Giulio: Northern Italy At Its Best

Charming Orta San Giulio, Italy

Updated 10.07.2016 Cobblestone streets, a 1580’s era town hall with a frescoed facade, outdoor cafes on a plaza bordering a mountain lake, a fairy tale looking island in the middle of that lake—atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere. This is exactly what Alan and I hoped to find on our road trip in Northern Italy. When we told Claudio […]

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Ferrari test drive in Maranello, Italy

Boomer Adventure in Ferrari Land

Ferrari test drive in Maranello, Italy

Ferrari Test Drive Updated: 08.24.2017 When it comes to our adventure in Italy’s Motor Valley, there’s no better person to describe it than Alan. After all, he’s the one who actually drove the Ferrari. I’m not calling this a guest post, because Alan’s definitely going to be coming out from behind the camera, to write […]

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