Day 4: Trattoria Zamboni

Trattoria Zamboni is legendary in Vicenza for being one of the top upscale eateries in the area. Fortunate for us, the restaurant is situated less than five kilometers from where we live. Shockingly, we've never eaten there, until tonight! In the town of Lapio, famous to our visitors for another great restaurant we frequent, Trattoria Zamboni occupies … Continue reading Day 4: Trattoria Zamboni

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 34: Fine wines at Le Pignole

Another weekend, another PashbyMaul adventure at Le Pignole. Today we introduced two friends to the horseback riding, wine and pizza tasting adventure. A beautiful warm spring day in the Colli Berici, we couldn't have asked for more perfect conditions for the experience. We previously focused on the horseback riding, which again was the highlight of … Continue reading Day 34: Fine wines at Le Pignole

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

Day 48: Five reasons Pianezze del Lago is the perfect place to live

Three years ago this week, I relocated from Tuscany to the Veneto. In less than 11 days I had met with a realtor, and settled on the first house I saw, after looking at only three. Pianneze del Lago ended up being the perfect place to be. What is it that we love so much about … Continue reading Day 48: Five reasons Pianezze del Lago is the perfect place to live

Day 54: Le Pignole, Colli Berici Horseback Riding

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than communing with nature on the back of a horse, followed by wine tasting and homemade pizza? Well that is exactly what we did today at Le Pignole, Brendola. Situated on the west facing slopes of the Berici hills, Le Pignole is ideally positioned to absorb the … Continue reading Day 54: Le Pignole, Colli Berici Horseback Riding

Day 75: Antica Osteria dalla Croce

On the hilltop above Lago di Fimon, Lapio boasts some of the most incredible views of the Fimon valley. Antica Osteria takes advantage of this ideal position with a summertime terrace for outdoor dining with views over the lake, hills, and mountains beyond. In the cooler months, basically anytime deemed less than warm by the … Continue reading Day 75: Antica Osteria dalla Croce

Our Last 100 Days – Day 100

Today officially marks the beginning of the real countdown to our departure from Italy. Over the next 100 days, we'll do our best to bring you a snapshot of our lives as we prepare for our next big adventure. Our schedule is already packed with what promises to be plenty of travel, food, and cultural … Continue reading Our Last 100 Days – Day 100

Cycling Adventures

Maybe this is a less well-known fact about Italy, but people here are CrAzY about cycling.  Home to the Giro d'Italia, second only to the Tour de France in terms of international biking fame and notoriety, Italy is home to legends in the pro cycling circuit, and in the bike production realm. It was only … Continue reading Cycling Adventures