Folks, it's vacation time. Finally. Time to cash in that euro bank account (sagely set up back in 2000 when the dollar was king) and return to the ancestral homeland. I am also doing the unthinkable and vowing to stay unconnected during the trip. How's that for trying to go back in time? Honestly, being unconnected is the new luxury and I'm going to indulge.
First stop, a short stay in Pisa and Lucca. Then on to Bocca di Magro in Liguria (see marina photo) for visit with friends. Back to Lucca for visits to the Garfagnana, after which we spend a few days in Cremona of the photo above (I have a sentimental attachment to the Emilia-Romagna province, not to mention to its food and wine), before visiting friends in Mantova and Verona, some of whom will join us on a hiking expedition to San Candido
in the Dolomites. All in all, six provinces, some old favorites, and some new discoveries.
Will it be hard to return? What do you think?