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Marble Mountain Lucca Italy

Exploring Inside a Marble Mountain

When you think of visiting Italy, is a Carrara marble mine tour on your boomer itinerary? On a guided road trip in northern Italy, we told Claudio of A La Carte Italy Tours, “the more off-the-beaten-path, the better.” That’s why during our stay in Lucca, Alan and I found ourselves inside a mountain with white […]

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Milan's Duomo

Three Hours in Milan

Although Alan and I are happiest when we’re traveling slow, occasionally we find ourselves cramming as much as we can into a travel experience. That was the case when we stopped in Milan at the beginning of a Northern Italian road trip. Arriving at Malpensa Airport in the late afternoon, we opted for a good […]

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Saturday’s scene: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

  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. […]

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Lucca, Italy

Behind The Walls In Lucca

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 with our friends, Jack and Sue, we […]

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Cinque Terre

Spend a Day in Cinque Terre

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 […]

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La Tavola Rotonda: My Italian Castle

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 to be sleeping in an […]

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