2012 – Lake Como; Lombardy

2012 – Lake Como; Lombardy

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Italy, Lombardy, The Lakes | No Comments

From the air, Lake Como kind of looks like a jumping frog with one leg outstretching towards the city of Como and the other towards Lecco. It’s the deepest lake in Europe, over 400 meters deep, kind of like the Lake Tahoe of Italy. The bottom of the lake is more than 200 meters (over […]

2012 – Bergamo Alta in Lombardy, Italy

2012 – Bergamo Alta in Lombardy, Italy

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Bergamo, Italy, Lombardy | No Comments

Our visit to Bergamo was more or less a last minute decision thanks to United Airline. We had a pre-paid non-refundable two night booking in Torino. It would have been a quick visit to get through any problems with jet-lag before we drove down to Tuscany for the wedding of our Italian nephew. The first […]

2010 – Milan; the Duomo, the Brera and the Castello

2010 – Milan; the Duomo, the Brera and the Castello

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in Italy, Lombardy, Milan | No Comments

According to the legend, when a tribe of Gauls defeated the local Etruscans here, they wanted to settle in the area and sought the advise of an oracle who told them to built a settlement in the spot where they’d find a sow half covered in wool. No one really knows if this was a […]

2002 – A Drive across the Alps from Tuscany to Burgundy

2002 – A Drive across the Alps from Tuscany to Burgundy

Posted by on Sep 20, 2002 in Italy, The Lakes | No Comments

September 20, 2002 – Crossing the Alps from Italy to France The 5 hour drive turned into 7 1/2 hours. This time we were held up by the football fans, hundreds of cars full of fans on their way from Rome to Bologna to cheer on their team. They wore the red and gold team […]