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 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 5: La Famiglia Part 2

How Family and Italy Helped This Pashby Become a Pashby Maul It's high time that Day 39 got its' follow-up blog as we celebrate the part that Italy plays in our amazing story of life together.  So where were we?  You heard about my Italian relatives and our annual reunions beginning in 2011.  But what … Continue reading Day 5: La Famiglia Part 2

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 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 14: Mistral Bar

Sometimes, when you're hungry, you just want good food. Nothing special, no fancy decor, no gimicky service, just a place where anyone can come and get consistently good homemade eats. This is the realm of the trattoria. Not your Soho variety yuppie restaurant, but a real authentic blue-collar even no-collar local dining room serving perfect comfort … Continue reading Day 14: Mistral Bar

Day 15: Musetta Arriva

How "Getting Back on the Bike" Really Became A Thing for Me If you come to the Veneto and manage to get out of Venezia's city center, you will most likely notice the saturation of cyclists in this region.  Guys on road bikes with all sorts of fancy gear (and spandex!) whiz by daringly close … Continue reading Day 15: Musetta Arriva

Day 20: Pisa, Pizza, and Sausage

Pisa Waking up in Livorno, there was no time to explore this city oozing with authenticity. Onward to the world's most famous tourist trap, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where we met with one of our award winning travel buddies from the PashbyMaul guest awards, Mike, for a final time before we all leave Italy. … Continue reading Day 20: Pisa, Pizza, and Sausage