Blog archives for September, 2013

Archive for September, 2013

Concert at the Castle

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

What?! There are private castles? I guess we Americans can hardly conceive of such a thing since in our definition of the word there are no castles in the U.S. Sure there are grand estates built by people with way too much money, but a castle with a moat? No way. But in Europe there […]

T-Days In Bologna

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

What the heck is a T-Day? It’s described exactly in this way, including the “day” in English rather than using “giorno” in Italian. So a T-day is held each weekend and last from 8:00 AM on Saturday until 10:00 PM on Sunday. During these hours the very heart of the city is closed to vehicular […]

Back in “il bel paese” (the beautiful country)

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

After the usual long, trying, transatlantic trip scrunched into a seat made for a legless midget (but aided by a sleeping pil)l I spent four less than delightful hours in the Heathrow airport. At least I had plenty of time to change planes. On the flight back I have one hour between planes and the […]