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 12: The Last Supper

This past weekend, the neighbors gathered like they do a least a few times a year, only this time it was the bittersweet celebration wishing us well on our way to Uzbekistan. Our little community is like no other we've ever lived in before. No where else have either of us felt so at home … Continue reading Day 12: The Last Supper

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 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 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

Sagra Season

Banners adorn the entrances to every tiny town this time of year advertising the local festivals. In our commune alone during the summer season we can expect to see dozens of events dotting the countryside. It's not that the Berici hills, or our area, the valley of Lake Fimon, is especially festival prone. Everyone here … Continue reading Sagra Season