Blog archives for October, 2013

Archive for October, 2013

Trip to Rosora (lessons learned)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

After leaving Urbino I was headed to an AirBnB room not too far away in the relatively microscopic town of Rosora. Google maps on my trusty iPhone gave me two options. A drive through the countryside or take major roads. I was in no hurry so opted for the leisurely drive through the country. I […]


Monday, October 28th, 2013

I returned by train to Bologna. I had to change trains in Milano for the Bologna bound train and was on the Freccia Rosa (red arrow). They have a screen at each end of the car that provide advertisements, mostly for their trains but also regularly shows the velocity. It’s really nice traveling in a […]

Finale Ligure

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

After the two night stay with the wonderful hosts in Genova I decided I wanted to see the other Italian Riviera. There are two one goes south from Genova (Riviera di Ponente – coast of the setting sun) and includes renowned places such as Portofino and The Cinque Terra. The other stretches west from Genova […]


Saturday, October 26th, 2013

We call it Genoa. The birthplace of Cristoforo Colombo. There’s a big statue of him just outside the main train station the I neglected to photograph but I’ll bet I can find a photo on the web. As I said in the last post, the Italian cities all have their own special character. Genova is […]