gelato

Gelato: Italian, tasty and headed your way

Smooth on the tongue, intense in flavor, gelato has been known to induce a state of rapture. A sure sign of spring in Basel...
Modena

Modena, Italy—your next food adventure?

There are many reasons to stop over for a night or three in Modena, Italy. The city has history, art, music, fancy cars and...
Genus Bonanaie

Genius! Bologna’s Genus Bononiae

In a city known for magnificent architecture, Bologna’s Genus Bononiae: Museums in the City takes renovation and re-purposing of historic buildings for public use...
Under an arched canopy, Ferrari and Maserati racing cars on display

The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy

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In March 2012, a new museum arrived on the Modena scene: the Museo Enzo Ferrari (MEF), dedicated to Ferrari’s life and artistic legacy. Its...
aceto balsamico tradizionale di Modena

Through the lens: Modena, Italy

Modena occupies a sweet spot in the heartland of Emilia Romagna, Italy’s breadbasket and economic engine. With many kilometers of cycling paths, a compact...
Landscape with a Tuscan village

Tasting Italy

This time last summer, I was cooking up a storm on a beautiful estate in the heart of Val d’Orcia. Il Poggiolo is located...
Duomo, Siena, Italy

Siena—art on the walls and underfoot

Siena is a city of art and architecture in a country replete with both. Thanks to a multi-site ticket, I spent the better part...
Lucca, Tuscany in summer

Laid-back Lucca, Italy

The train journey from Florence to Lucca was poky, a signal to ratchet down, way down. The regional train made four stops in factory-intensive...
Sunset at the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Venice in Basel

Any time of year, I look forward to the newly fresh produce on offer at local markets. I recently learned that all of the...
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