Italian Folktales ~ Day 4 (June 28, 2011), Verona

M ~ With our too-short time in Verona winding down, we left our hearts with Can Francesco. Can Francesco Scaliger -- Cangrande I della Scala -- the 14th century nobleman who made Verona a Power, at least for a while. The Big Dog (that's what Candgrande means) who took an ancient dusty Roman crossroads town… Continue reading Italian Folktales ~ Day 4 (June 28, 2011), Verona

Italian Folktales ~ Day 3 (June 27, 2011), Verona

Verona wasn't originally in our minds when we started tossing around possible itineraries for the trip. As we cast around for likely landing places within a reasonable striking distance of the Dolomites, though, the idea of Verona arose. When we remembered the Shakespearean plays set in Verona, we got a bit excited. And when we… Continue reading Italian Folktales ~ Day 3 (June 27, 2011), Verona

Italian Folktales ~ Day 2 (June 26, 2011), Verona

From the airplane window, we saw the Alps. We'd flown all night from Canada to Paris, then had 45 minutes to run from one end of Charles De Gaulle to the other, through customs, through security, onto a shuttle bus, and then onto our little plane. We were out of breath, a bit disoriented from… Continue reading Italian Folktales ~ Day 2 (June 26, 2011), Verona