Day 2: The day before we fly

How does one sum up a six year experience in Italy? One doesn't. One lives life to its fullest each and every day. The last day needn't be any different should each day truly be a fulfilling experience worth savoring for the rest of your life. Today was no different. Today was our last full … Continue reading Day 2: The day before we fly

Day 6: La Colombara

Restored from an old farmhouse, PashbyMaul Adventures is currently staying at Bed and Breakfast La Colombara, in beautiful Pianezze del Lago, as we await our departure from Italy this weekend. Situated just up the road from our old house, we feel fortunate to be able to stay in our own neighborhood through till the end … Continue reading Day 6: La Colombara

Day 9: Vecia Priara

When you leave casa di Maul and drive straight up the mountain behind the house, the first town you hit is called Villabalzana. Here you will find one of the best examples of a trattoria serving truly local traditional favorites of the Colli Berici, Trattoria alla Vecia Priara. Vecia Priara literally translates to mean "of … Continue reading Day 9: Vecia Priara

Day 13: Choosing Gelato at Veronica’s Gelateria

Mentioning the word "Italy" brings many stereotypically dolce vita things to mind: piazzas, opera, Roman ruins, pizza, pasta, wine, fashion, meandering, and of course gelato.  While not addicted to ice cream by any means, gelato certainly deserves some attention in our 100 day count-down!  There is nothing more refreshing on a hot day (think 35C … Continue reading Day 13: Choosing Gelato at Veronica’s Gelateria

Day 15: Musetta Arriva

How "Getting Back on the Bike" Really Became A Thing for Me If you come to the Veneto and manage to get out of Venezia's city center, you will most likely notice the saturation of cyclists in this region.  Guys on road bikes with all sorts of fancy gear (and spandex!) whiz by daringly close … Continue reading Day 15: Musetta Arriva

Day 20: Pisa, Pizza, and Sausage

Pisa Waking up in Livorno, there was no time to explore this city oozing with authenticity. Onward to the world's most famous tourist trap, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where we met with one of our award winning travel buddies from the PashbyMaul guest awards, Mike, for a final time before we all leave Italy. … Continue reading Day 20: Pisa, Pizza, and Sausage

Day 30: Giro d’Italia

Today was a very special day in Arcugnano, marking the passage of the 2015 Giro d'Italia stage 12. Alicia and I planned for months in advance, from the announcement of the route, to ensure we got front row seats to this spectacular event. With our imminent departure, witnessing the Giro go through our very own … Continue reading Day 30: Giro d’Italia

Day 32: Prayer of May

Preghiera del Mese di Maggio Signore della Gioia Signore Gesù, gioia di chi ti incontra e si mette in cammino con te, donaci un cuore capace di ascoltare e vedere, capace di scoprire che la gioia, la tua purissima gioia, splende ogni giorno davanti a noi nell'oscuro grigiore del nostro quotidiano. Fa che sappiamo riconoscerla e … Continue reading Day 32: Prayer of May

Day 38: Pizzeria Due Torri Arcugnano

I've lost count of how many times we've been here. Pizzeria Due Torri is just so amazing! If you are looking for a true authentic local pizzeria, look no further. Only 2km from our house, right off the main piazza of Arcugnano, outdoor seating in summer, friendly service, and a welcoming proprietor who greets us … Continue reading Day 38: Pizzeria Due Torri Arcugnano

Day 40: Hiking in the Colli Berici

There were probably a hundred people on the 3km stretch of road between the Riviera Berica and Casa di Maul this morning on the way to church. Such a beautiful morning, crystal clear, and delightful temperature. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, as we are at the peak of spring in the Veneto. … Continue reading Day 40: Hiking in the Colli Berici