The Arena

I had a mission in the morning.  I wanted to visit a coffee place I had read about online.  So we walked, about 20 minutes out of the centro to find it.  (We’ve made up with google and are besties … Continue reading →

Hello again, Verona

Verona is a beautiful place and we are glad to be here, to be unpacked, to have a kitchen again, and to do “slow travel” as an end to our grand adventure. We started the day with a walk, of … Continue reading →

On to our Last Stop

In the morning, we left our luggage in Luigi’s next door office and ended up staying and talking with him for a while.  He is a special kind of host and we really enjoyed our time with him.  Here is … Continue reading →

Test Post

Hi all. This is Jan’s friend Kim. Just checking the automatic facebook notifications.

Art and, you guessed it, eating–gotta love it.

In the morning we met with Luigi and his wife Mara.  They are easy to be with and her English is better than his.  They brought their beloved dog to meet us, too.  After discussion with them, we chose to … Continue reading →

A Foggy Day in Mantova town

The weather apps we have were predicting rain but it never did come down.  The fog instead was pervasive.  Luigi, our land lord, tells us the we are in a “fog belt” here and it’s proving to be true. We … Continue reading →

Modena to Mantova (Mantua)

Another travel day.  Now I remember why I love “Slow Travel,” but this really wasn’t bad at all. The breakfast at Hotel Cervetta 5 was fine, with a special moment.  We met a young couple from LA, two professional musicians, … Continue reading →


Hotel Cervetta 5 is in the perfect location for a stay in Modena.  The walk to the Piazza Grande is about 3 minutes and the walk to the gorgeous Albinelli Market is about 2 minutes.  After a nice breakfast, we … Continue reading →

Emilia Romagna

Moving towards the south today.  At breakfast in Luxury House in Bassano, Walli, the owner, who reminds us of my grandmother, Rosie, even though she’s only a few years older than we are, presented us each with a gift.  Both … Continue reading →

Che belle viste/ what beautiful views

Woke up to a nice breakfast in our B&B, “Luxury House” in Bassano del Grappa and off we went to Asolo. It was only about a half hour drive from here through pretty country side.  Asolo was pretty much deserted; … Continue reading →