On our way back from Merano, we stopped in on the annual Chestnut Festival in Vollan/Foiana. Typical Austrian-style festivity complete with the music, dancing, and of course, the beer! We then did a short hike to see the ruins of Castel Maggio. Enjoy life!

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My wife, Jayne, and I recently visited South Tyrol, Northern Italy. The attraction there was the Italian Alps called the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This next series of blog entries will be devoted to this “Sound of Music” – like area! Our “hub of the wheel” was our timeshare hotel in Tisens/Tesimo, located near […]

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For Mike Herwood

Hi Mike, You and I talked about your desire to hike the Dolomites in Northern Italy. At the time, we just couldn’t get a grasp on the logistics, so we decided to revisit the topic another day. Well, buddy, you ran out of time… The original tribute can be viewed here. Jayne and I eventually […]

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Monster Park, Bomarzo, Italy

The Orsini Insanity

In December, 2011, my wife, Jayne, and I traveled back to Italy for the first time since our honeymoon in 1976. We stayed on the southern fringe of Tuscany in a village called Soriano nel Cimino. While there we explored what is considered to be the first theme park called “Monster Park”. It is located […]

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Farmington River, Riverton

Free Again

For a different perspective on some Connecticut, state-wide scenes, download my latest free travel ebook on my Free Stuff! page. Click here for a direct link to this page. This is yours to download to your device of choice and share. Click here for a direct download link to the Connecticut ebook. Check back frequently! More content […]

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