BRINDISI – pt 2

If stones could speak, the ones that make up the buildings still standing in modern day Brindisi would have some very interesting tales to tell.  They have remained standing through invasions by the Greeks, Romans, Lombards, and the Normans, just to name a few.  Through this archway, one enters a courtyard lined with artisanal shops.No…

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BRINDISI – pt 1

The port city of Brindisi, which lies on the Adriatic sea, in the Apulia region of Italy, is a town that grows on you with time.  One doesn’t fall immediately in love with the place.  As a matter of fact, one might be put off at first glance.  The city has certainly seen better times….

LEGNANO

Having booked myself on a flight from Milano’s Malpensa Airport early the following morning, I decided to spend the night in Legnano, which is actually much closer to the airport, and thus, would give me a little extra sleeping time. Legnano is situated approximately 20 kilometres north of the center of Milano.  Using Booking.com, I…

ROMA – MAY 2016 – pt 4

Trastevere is a neighborhood which, in my opinion, everyone visiting Roma should see.  It is lively, lovely, has tons of restaurants and pubs, as well as hosting museums, botanical gardens, and other delights.   It’s narrow lanes twist and turn, and some even climb up the Gianicolo, the hill which towers over this part of…

ROMA – MAY 2016 – pt 3

Roma is a city that is fun for adults and kids, alike.   Villa Aldobrandini hosts a beautiful park which has only recently been opened up to the public of Roma.  For years, I would walk along the sidewalk, looking up at the massive walls, on top of which sits the park, and wonder what…