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...
Maserati, MEF, Modena Italy

Museo Enzo Ferrari–Cars as art 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. The...
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...
The David, Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

Fine-tuning Florence

The #12 bus from Santa Maria Novella station rounds the Fortezza da Basso, then turns back and crosses the Arno, before winding its way...
Schiacciata,the Florentine version of focaccia

Savoring Florence

Schiacciata is the Florentine version of focaccia, and comes in a host of neighborhood variations. Oven-hot and wrapped in paper, this lightly salted and...
Duomo, Florence, Italy

Frazzled in Florence

Firenze, with its trove of Renaissance masterpieces, lies directly on the path from my home in Switzerland to San Quirico d’Orcia, Tuscany, where I’d...
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