Tag Archives: Northern Italy

Exploring Bassano del Grappa – From Grappa and White Asparagus to Hemingway and Palladio

Bassano del Grappa is a beautiful town we visit often on our cycling adventures and hiking tours. Bassano has played a critical role in the history of the region, inspired artists from Palladio to Hemingway, and its singular terrain produces … Continue reading

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Insalata di Barbabietola con Mele e Formaggio di Capra – Beet, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad

One of my Christmas gifts this year was Lidia Bastianich’s new cookbook, “Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine”.  This is a great addition to my library of Italian cookbooks, with a comprehensive overview of ingredients and techniques. Of course, … Continue reading

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Exploring Bolzano – Gateway to the Dolomites

Nestled within picturesque green hills lies Bolzano, Italy – the capital of Alto Adige/Sudtirol, and the gateway to the Dolomites. It’s an easy destination to get to, with its own airport, or a couple of hours drive or train ride … Continue reading

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Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake from Piedmont

Located in the northwest corner of Italy, and isolated from much of Europe by the mountains of the Alps is the region of Piedmont. The second largest region in Italy, with it’s capital of Turin/Torino, Piedmont’s position between the sea … Continue reading

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Exploring Castelfranco Veneto – Wine and Radicchio in an Historic Walled City

Surrounded by majestic medieval walls, some of the best preserved in all of Italy, the town of Castelfranco Veneto is a destination we visit often on our cycling tours in the Veneto. It’s called Castelfranco Veneto to differentiate it from … Continue reading

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