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 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 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

Day 92: Sunset walks in the Veneto

One of our favorite things about the neighbourhood are amazing sunset walks. Now that spring is just a few days away, and the sun is setting later and later, midweek walks around the valley are finally possible again after the long, dark winter. We're fortunate to have the beautiful Colli Berici literally right in our … Continue reading Day 92: Sunset walks in the Veneto

Lago di Fimon

Tucked away in a scenic valley at the foot of the Berici Hills just ten kilometers to the south of renaissance architect Andrea Palladio‚Äôs hometown of Vicenza lies the remnant lake of Lago di Fimon. Circled by a bike trail and footpath, locals flock here year round to enjoy nature only a short drive from … Continue reading Lago di Fimon