3 August, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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This month’s five favorites start with a great memory I wanted to share while we were in Italy last September. We ran into Phil Rosenthal, the writer and producer of the “Everybody Loves Raymond Show,” star of “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” and also “Somebody Feed Phil.” He happened to be filming a segment for
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20 September, 2017

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 4 – Lamborghini Factory & Balsamic Vinegar

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 4 – Lamborghini Factory & Balsamic Vinegar
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The Lamborghini factory tour was beyond awesome and I don’t usually care how cars are made! Unfortunately, they don’t allow pictures in the factory so I can only try to describe what we saw. When we entered the gates, we were greeted by a gentleman in a very nice black suit. Like how many car
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19 September, 2017

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 3 – Phil’s Having What We’re Having!

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 3 – Phil’s Having What We’re Having!
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The agenda for today was to visit Modena, the Lamborghini factory, and watch the making of special pizza at the Maggi (where we are staying). Modena is a very important town (we hear this a lot from each city we visit – I think there is still a little competition between these cities). I liked
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18 September, 2017

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 2 – Sant’Agata & San Giovanni P

2017 – Bologna and Modena Day 2 – Sant’Agata & San Giovanni P
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Rut Rhroo. I woke up this morning without a voice. At first, Ricardo was thrilled since I wouldn’t be able to talk much (LOL), then he realized what this meant, the cold had really taken root. Yeah, it wasn’t good.  So a complaint – mostly because I don’t feel good – but really, doesn’t anyone
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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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23 August, 2017

Italy Or Bust THIS Year – 2017

Italy Or Bust THIS Year – 2017
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  Let’s try this again. As you may or may not know, we planned a trip to Italy last year in September and due to my taking a bad fall just days before we planned to leave (resulting in a fractured back), that trip was canceled. So, after being in a back brace for over
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26 July, 2016

Italy 2016

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This year’s travel plans for Italy are getting a few tweaks before we head out for our 2016 adventures. Here is our general itinerary: Fly into Firenze and stay at BNB in town for a couple of days. We have a few activities on our agenda while we are there. One highlight is a visit Il Teatre del Sale
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26 September, 2015

2015 – Italy Day 13 – Sunday, a Day of Rest

2015 – Italy Day 13 – Sunday, a Day of Rest
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Woke up to thunder, lightening and rain. (see picture below) Gorgeous view of the landscape outside our room getting a refreshing drink of water. You could almost hear the ground sucking it up (much like Oregon and California would be doing I imagine). This storm quickly passed, but it appeared to stop the harvest for
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25 September, 2015

2015 – Italy Day 12 – Vinegar

2015 – Italy Day 12 – Vinegar
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Okay – on we go with yesterday’s adventures. After I plied Dick’s face off the windshield of our rented Fiat (he was oogling the Ferrari that passed you know) we stopped at a local market to pick up a few picnic items. We were having lunch at the vinegar farm before our tour and tasting.
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