Venetian Island Hopping

Burano, Italy

This perfect fall weather we’ve been enjoying called for an adventure and (more importantly) because Dave finished writing his thesis, we decided to explore some of the Venetian Islands on Saturday! We’d heard good things about Burano, a small island known for brightly-colored houses and lacework, so we set off to see for ourselves. After […]

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Meet Me in the Middle

Looking down on Duomo of Conegliano

Earlier last week, I met my cousin, who lives in Venice, in the city of Conegliano…it’s about halfway between Udine and Venice and known for its bubbles. I’d been meaning to check it out and with our departure date back to the States now set, I’m having that panicky, “travel-as-much-as-possible-before-leaving-even-though-you’ll-never-cross-everything-off-your-list” feeling. But between Udine’s geography […]

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Verona in a Day

Giardino Giusti // Verona

Before fall officially arrives and the grapes come calling, we decided to take another day trip; this time to Verona. While it’s only three hours away by train, train times are not great, which meant we left the house at 6:30am for the 7am train. Ouch. It hurt even more when our train to Venice […]

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Day-trippin’ to Gorizia

When we mention to anyone that Dave is studying in Italy, most times, it conjures up images of reading a textbook from a balcony overlooking the Tuscan countryside, or squeezing in gondola rides between exams or some other romantic notion of Italy. Don’t get me wrong, I wish it could be like that. Alas, we […]

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Cividale del Friuli

Cividale del Friuli - Ponte del Diavolo

We took a day trip to Cividale…a quaint old town with quiet streets, many options for lunch, and only a 20-minute train ride away! We headed for the center of town, browsing menus and pausing for quick camera snaps before sitting down to a lunch of lasagne al ragu (me) and minestrone (Dave), along with […]

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