Monthly Archives: November 2010

Modena! Modena! Modena!

My last night in Modena  (pronounced MO-deh-nah), my adorable server, Luca, asked me, “Why did you come to Modena?”  The simple answer: to eat…of course!  The medieval town is not the tourist mecca that some other towns in Italy draw…but the Emilia-Romagna region is touted as having the best food in Italy.  The famous Parmigiano…

First Stop in Italy: Torino to Visit my Italian Cousins!

As unbearable as getting up at 5:15am to catch my 7:41am train was, the views I witnessed as we crossed the Alps from France into Italy were breathtaking.  The train traversed through dramatic rugged mountain peaks dusted with some of the first snow of the year.  The mountain sides were painted with the colors of  the…

Paris! The City of Lights and…er, Rain :)

Tonight I wrap up 4 days in Paris.  And really what can I say about Paris that hasn’t already been said…it was as expected: Spectacular! My feet got a bit more wet than I would have liked the last 2 days…but I did come in November and my first 2 days here more than made…