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...
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...
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...