11 Jun, 2019 in Padua

The University of Padova is one of the oldest universities in the world, dating back to the 13th century. A few months ago I attended a seminar at the university, and there would be all sorts of tours taking us to see various historical parts of the campus. The first session was held in the […]

25 May, 2019 in Padua

Earlier this year I attended a one week workshop in Padova (Padua) in northern Italy. Padua University in one of the oldest universities in the world with famous folks like Galileo Galilei as resident scholars. When not in the workshop, we enjoyed tours of the university campus and the city. We visited some lovely historical […]

24 May, 2019 in Turin

Last summer I visited Turin in Italy, and rented a car to roam around to surrounding mountains. I first headed east, to catch grand views of the city from above, starting from Faro Della Vittoria, an old lighthouse from the 1920s to commemorate the victory of Italy on Germany and Austria during the 1st World […]

27 Apr, 2019 in Turin

After a few days of touring around Turin (:), I headed out to the nearby mountains, first stop at Rivoli Castle, a large 17th century castle turned contemporary art museum, with wonderful exhibits and the most wonderful scenic views of the area. I adore contemporary art museums and so spent a couple of hours wandering […]

14 Feb, 2019 in Genoa

Had less than a day to roam around Genoa, so had to prioritize visits to attractions. Of all the museums available in Genoa, I decided on Galata, the maritime and history museum of the city and region with some funky addition of visiting a submarine. The main museum has great exhibitions about sea travel and sea […]

30 Dec, 2018 in Northern Italy

After my visit to Turin northern Italy, I took a short road trip up to the northern mountains, before heading down to Genoa. I have heard it’s a nice ride, but nothing prepared me for the spectacular views of that region.  Sacra di San Michele, up high, is the perfect observation point for the mountains and […]

22 Nov, 2018 in Turin

I love specialty museums, and I love the cinema, and so there is little that can excite me as coming across a cinema specialty museum, like the one I found out about when visiting Turin. It’s one of the best museums I’ve visited in recent years, and it is so well done I wish I […]

26 Aug, 2018 in Genoa, Visions

This summer I spent some time in Europe, and after a visit to France and Denmark and before a visit to Finland, I had a few days to explore new regions of Italy I haven’t explored before. I first did Turin and the nearby mountains, and then made it down to the coastline for a […]

3 Aug, 2018 in Turin, Visions

This summer I got to spend some time in Europe, and after a visit to France and Denmark and before a visit to Finland, I had a few days to explore new regions of Italy I haven’t explored before. The chosen base was Turin, up on the north west near the mountains, and so I […]

13 Jan, 2018 in Sicily

During our tour of Sicily we did a two nights stop at a lovely homestay Agriturismo Conte Ruggero in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, but a short ride from Mount Etna. We weren’t really expecting much in terms of events that evening, but we ventured into the nearby local town and were surprised […]

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