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Sassi settlement in Matera

Walking With History in Matera, Italy

On a visit to Matera, Italy, history grabs you by the hand and says, “come walk with me.” And it’s not hard to do. Use our experience to create your personal self guided walking tour of Matera. Alan and I explored Matera with our guide, Claudio Fontana, of A La Carte Italy Tours. While planning […]

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Saturday’s scene: Storm clouds over Pisa

Alan and I hadn’t planned a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa on our Boomer Road Trip to Northern Italy. But, we were running ahead of schedule so our guide Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours suggested that we stop to take a few photos of the famous bell tower. Scaffolding surrounded […]

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Enjoy Off Season Calabria: Walking My Italian Roots

Calabria wasn’t included on our southern Italy road trip. But after reading about Monica’s experience, we’ll certainly visit on our next Italian road trip.  Is the idea of exploring your family’s heritage inspiring your boomer travel plans?  Monica Surfaro Spigelman offers a Calabria travel guide filled with history, beautiful views, and delicious food. She went looking […]

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Saturday’s scene: a rainy day in Vigevano

“I will take you to the most beautiful small town piazza in Italy,” said Claudio, our Italian guide as he drove us from Milan to Lake Como. That’s how Alan and I, and boomer travel friends Jack and Sue, found ourselves in Vigevano, Italy, on a rainy, Sunday afternoon. Piazza Ducale is indeed lovely, with […]

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Touring Lamborghini museum

Drooling Over Lamborghinis

If you’re planning a boomer trip to Italy’s motor valley, be sure your itinerary includes the Lamborghini Museum. During our road trip through Northern Italy, Alan may have gotten his kicks test driving a Ferrari, but I’m the one who drooled over the Lamborghini sports cars. The museum’s gleaming concept cars, vintage production models and […]

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Romantic Relaxation in Tuscany

The end of a long-anticipated trip should leave travelers wanting more, don’t you agree? That’s what Alan and I appreciated so much at the end of our trip to Italy…the ending. When Alan and I stepped through the nondescript entry to Sovana Hotel and Resort in southern Tuscany, we discovered a lobby that felt as […]

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