How to keep a teenager engaged during time in Rome

How to keep a teenager engaged during time in Rome

Every monument tells a story and one teens will remember I’ve been involved in planning a trip to Italy with a focus on Rome and Venice. The grandson of a good friend of mine is coming along. I need to show him Rome for teenagers. He is in 7th grade and just...
Searching for true spaghetti Bolognese in Bologna

Searching for true spaghetti Bolognese in Bologna

Tracking down a bowl of spaghetti Bolognese in Bologna proves to be trickier than it sounds When my wife, Claire, and I recently spent a week in Venice and Padua, we decided to take a day trip to Bologna. We were searching for spaghetti Bolognese, in Bologna — a...
10 ways you can save money in Venice

10 ways you can save money in Venice

Enjoy the best of Venice and save money, too. I love Venice, Italy. And, I love to save money in Venice. I have been lucky enough to spend a month at a time in this dreamlike city four times in the last decade. And, I return as often as possible. I can’t think...

The best ice cream in Venice

Some Venetian ice cream stands never say die I was just in Venice and checked out these two ice cream spots that I first visited about a decade ago. I have returned regularly. Now, after a decade, I can say these are still two of the best in the city. Italy is...