Day 17: Villa Crine

With a history of wine production in the world famous Valpolicella wine region since 1883, a visit to Villa Crine is one of those extra special experiences you'll never forget. The Valpolicella wine region lies between Verona and Lago di Garda, and Villa Crine is located within an idyllic 17th century villa in the town of … Continue reading Day 17: Villa Crine

Day 29: The wines of Ca’Rugate

The Second round of May visitors arrived today, and we wasted no time in getting them acclimated to life in Italy. The best thing to do on a rainy day? Drink wine, of course! So immediately after a quick smorgasbord luncheon at Casa di Maul, we headed west to Azienda Agricola Ca'Rugate. This isn't the … Continue reading Day 29: The wines of Ca’Rugate

Day 65: Antica Corte – Soave, among the vines

Last year, Alicia and I were in Verona for one of her operatic performances. Due to the late evening, and an epic dinner following, we decided to stay halfway between Verona and Vicenza in the magical area of Soave. Still in the province of Verona, Soave is of course world renowned for its famous white … Continue reading Day 65: Antica Corte – Soave, among the vines

Day 67: Fare una passeggiata

Literally, "to do a walk" - fare una passeggiata is truly a national phenomenon. Nothing like a gorgeous spring Sunday afternoon to bring people out in droves to the countryside - to go for a walk is the embodiment of relaxation, health, vitality, living life to its fullest, and quality time with friends and family. … Continue reading Day 67: Fare una passeggiata

Day 74: Rolling With the Punches to the Sunny Side of the Street

What a beautiful Easter weekend the PashbyMauls have had!  We have been so very blessed to have our dear friends, the Nguyens, visiting from Vienna for Easter.  You'll remember that these lovely people visited us last year for Easter as well, as they received the "Our European Family Award."  Day 75 was inspired by a lovely … Continue reading Day 74: Rolling With the Punches to the Sunny Side of the Street

Day 76: Why Attending the Opera in Italy Should Be On Your “List”

I know what you're going to say to me.  "Opera's not really my thing."  There are many people who would agree and not call opera their "thing."  But if you do happen to come all the way to Italy, the BIRTHPLACE OF OPERA, you will find the following ample reasons to hopefully persuade you to … Continue reading Day 76: Why Attending the Opera in Italy Should Be On Your “List”

Casa di Maul Guest Awards 2014

I'd like to take the time to give all of our readers a slice of the fun that happens when you visit Casa di Maul and Italy.  We love our friends and family so much and we love hosting people.  To our guests, enjoy our ode to you and to everyone else, becoming a guest … Continue reading Casa di Maul Guest Awards 2014