Colors of Pontignanello-Chianti

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, I’m taking it back to last year around this time, when Dave and I set out on our last Italian adventure before moving back to the States. We toured around Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany after harvest, but before all the vines were bare. Our stay in the little village of Pontignanello (in […]

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Bologna: There for the Food


Emilia-Romagna is known for its foods and colorful markets and since Bologna is the capital, I was excited to visit. I’m going to be completely honest— my whole mission while visiting Bologna was to eat as much food as possible. And visit the markets. But mostly eating bolognese served in different forms. Tagliatelle, lasagne…if “insert-a-type-of-pasta-here […]

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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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