Day 35: A walk through Vicenza – in pictures

We welcomed two new guests to Casa di Maul this afternoon, Kimberly and Carolyn. As such, we did what has become standard with new arrivals on their first day in Italy, a brief walking tour of Vicenza. Here is a glimpse of what we saw today through the 40mm lens of my early birthday present, in … Continue reading Day 35: A walk through Vicenza – in pictures

Day 36: Where to eat in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is one of the top destinations for tourists in Italy. As such, like in other top touristy areas, finding anything but bad tourist food can be a real challenge. Having lived for nearly three years just an hour south of this tourist hot spot, I've had plenty of experiences to weed out the … Continue reading Day 36: Where to eat in Cinque Terre

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

Day 45: Cinque di Maggio

On 5 May, 1862, General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín led the Mexican Army to victory against French forces at the Battle of Puebla. On 5 May, 2015, PashbyMaul Adventures celebrated a going away dinner with good friends at Ristorante Messicano Il Covo Del Ribelle in Vicenza, Italy. An unlikely cuisine to find in Italy 153 years after the … Continue reading Day 45: Cinque di Maggio

Day 46: Italian Peasant Pasta

Tonight the PashbyMauls recreated a vegetarian pasta dish that was served when we went to visit our friends, the Rinns, a few weeks ago. Of course, it was served with pancetta for the meat lovers in the group at that time. We chose to make this pasta because it doesn't take a lot of ingredients … Continue reading Day 46: Italian Peasant Pasta

Day 47: Sa Tanca Crostaceria

After a morning walking tour of the Prati area of Rome, a walk along the west bank of the Tiber, and a quick stroll through Piazza San Pietro at the Vatican, we began to get very hungry on the long trek back toward the train station. Hiking past the epic monument to Vittorio Emanuele, we … Continue reading Day 47: Sa Tanca Crostaceria

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