Before you start ticking off your list of things to see and do on your tour of Assisi, it would serve you well to at least take the time to learn just a little about the two saints, Francis and Clare, that make this Umbrian town the attraction that it is.
The Canopus, modeled after a park Hadrian saw in Alexandria, Egypt, at Hadrian's Villa. When you visit Rome, don't neglect to take some of the easy day trips to other significant attractions. The [...]
Matera at twilight on a drizzly evening. The lights provide the only color, and this was the only view of Matera we got on the first night. Matera, in the province of Basilicata, [...]
Stay a little longer in Puglia and get to know the local food and wine, neighborhoods, and daily routines from the comfort of your home base.
Sometimes we go out of our way to visit places so you don't have to. This was the case with Castel del Monte, near Andria, Italy. Read about it, but don't go too far out of your way to get there.
Our cycling in Italy covered seven days. During that time we slept in seven different towns and managed to average 55 kilometers a day (35 miles/day), for a total of over 350K, or 200-plus miles. We loved the biking and the great introduction to Puglia.
The historic center of Bologna contains more than 38 kilometers, or 24 miles, of covered walkways called porticoes. The porticoes are on the tentative list to be designated as a Unesco World Heritage site.
Biketours.com's Jim Johnson describes the wonders of slow travel by bike. As we prepare for our bike tour in Italy, we’ve been catching up on expert opinions and industry news about touring by [...]
Training 101: Shovel bike out of the snow. This seems like a good day to talk about the extensive training Tom and I are factoring into our upcoming Italy bike tour. As you [...]
The Temple of Saturn is the iconic ruin the the Roman Forum. When you think of things to do in Rome, keep one main thing in mind. Rome is the capital city of [...]