EXPO 2015 in Milan

During my visit to Milan, I spent a full day at EXPO 2015. I had never been to a World Expo or Fair before, so was interested to see one. Especially given the theme of this year’s Expo, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. I’m interested in topics like sustainability, so a theme along those […]

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Cinque Terre, Italy

In late May, I visited the Cinque Terre region of Italy. I was excited for some coastal hiking and to see the beautiful towns. I decided to stay a couple of train stops north of the main towns, in Framura. I was able to find much better priced accommodations, and since my main plan was […]

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Day Trip to Siena, Italy

While I was staying in Florence I took a day trip to nearby Siena. You can get there easily by the SITA bus, the Florence bus station is across the street from the main train station. Depending on whether it’s an express or not, it’s around a 75-90 minute trip that’s about €15 round trip. […]

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Syracuse, Sicily

On my roadtrip around Southern Italy, I decided that I wanted to go to Sicily. I figured I should go at least briefly, since I’d be so close when rounding the coast of Calabria. I thought about a variety of options, a quick ferry ride without my car to Messina for the day, or a […]

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