Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Day Trip to Bologna

Piazza Maggiore in Bologna The nice thing about renting our apartment in Reggio, is the convenience of being able to take short train trips to many interesting places nearby. One of our favorite cities is Bologna, which is about 40 … Continue reading

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Without a Map

Along the Po River Because my husband continues to resist using a GPS, we depend on our handheld paper maps that we still find at bookstores in America and Italy. But for this short adventure on our bicycles, we only … Continue reading

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Why Reggio

Reggio Nell’Emilia Whether we’re in the U.S. or Italy, we’re often faced with the question, “Why did you pick Reggio Emilia?” In America, if you aren’t a preschool teacher, you probably have never even heard of this city. However, it … Continue reading

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Small Museums & Workshops

Sorrento, Italy Throughout Italy it’s possible to stumble into an artisan’s workshop or find a small museum where you can meet some interesting people and learn about their passions. We’ve had some great encounters in several towns—both in the south … Continue reading

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Searching for Calatrava

The Calatrava bridge near Reggio Emilia You don’t have to go to Europe to find the works of Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish architect known for his creative bridges and award-winning architecture. We first noticed his work in Seville, Spain where … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Ravenna

Basilica of San Vitale For our first day trip from Reggio, we took a train to the lovely city of Ravenna. Located on the eastern edge of the Emilia Romagna region, Ravenna, was once the capital of the Holy Roman … Continue reading

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