21 September, 2017

2017 – Puglia Region Day 1 – Travel Day to Manduria

2017 – Puglia Region Day 1 – Travel Day to Manduria
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Today was a travel day – I’m writing the blog this evening from our beautiful patio in Manduria. Antimo rented a fabulous vacation villa for us in the heart of town. Check out the pictures! Large bedroom with stella ceilings. The perfect balance of contemporary modern mixed with house original tile floors, doors, and ceilings.
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17 September, 2017

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 1 – Mantova Motor Festival & Maggi Pizza

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 1 – Mantova Motor Festival & Maggi Pizza
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Travel day, leaving Verona. Our next destination is Sant’Agata in the Bolognese region. The room we are staying in is right above the best pizzeria in Italy – or so they say. Maggi Pizzeria. I’ll be dreaming of pizza all night, I just know it! Let’s back up the Audi (our rented car) for a few hours and catch the goings
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15 September, 2017

2017 – Verona Day 3 – Lake Garda

2017 – Verona Day 3 – Lake Garda
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A day trip to Lago di Garda to visit the towns of Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda. The lake area is only about a half hour from our apartment. Lake Garda is a very unusual shaped lake and is the largest in Italy. We had time today to visit a few of the towns around the lake.  The first
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9 September, 2017

2017 – Volterra Day 6 – Saturday Market

2017 – Volterra Day 6 – Saturday Market
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Mercato di Sabato (Saturday Market) The local weekly markets in Italy are so much fun. It seems like most cities of a reasonable size have these markets one day a week. We planned our time here in Volterra so we could experience this one. It’s really small scale compared to Portland’s Saturday Market and maybe only
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29 September, 2016

Easy Peasy Pizza Appetizer With Gorgonzola

Easy Peasy Pizza Appetizer With Gorgonzola
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Shall we take a poll to find out if one of the favorite foods of adults and children is pizza? I really don’t think we need to as most might agree it’s a universally well-liked food. While there are many great recipes for the traditional style pizza, I found this one to be unique, easy,
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