Sardinia Summer 2017

Sardinia Summer 2017

We just came back from 12 days in Sardinia with baby Aurora and my parents. Here are the pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/yTBhXhAzRZpmiUwz8 My parents wanted to visit us in Italy this summer. They also normally take a week or so beach vacation … (read more)

Ancient Rome with Alison and Tom

Ancient Rome with Alison and Tom

For our first full day of seeing Rome we hit up the Ancient Roman sites including the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Since it takes about the same amount of time to get to the Colosseum walking as by Metro, we … (read more)

Rome at Night with Alison and Tom

Rome at Night with Alison and Tom

I’m so happy, my bestest friend and former roommate, Alison came to Rome with her husband Tom to visit us and Italy. They got here Sunday, and after a little rest to recover from the long trip and time difference, we … (read more)

Villa d’Este in Tivoli

Villa d’Este in Tivoli

A popular day-trip from Rome is to visit Tivoli and its historical villas. My friend Alicia was leaving Rome, after spending the summer here, and we wanted to take a trip “fuori porta” (outside city walls) before she left. In … (read more)

Wish I Was Here Italy Premiere

Wish I Was Here Italy Premiere

This weekend was the Italian premiere of Zach Braff’s new movie “Wish I Was Here”. It has already been out for a while in the US. It’s received mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it. I cried through most of … (read more)

Rome in a Day, a Week, or a Lifetime

Rome in a Day, a Week, or a Lifetime

Everyone should visit Italy at some point in their lives. As the capital, with all its sites and major airport, Rome is very likely going to be a part of that visit. Whether you can give the Eternal City just … (read more)

Ian and Emily’s Visit

Ian and Emily’s Visit

My college friends from San Francisco, Ian and Emily have been trying to plan a trip to Italy for a while. Ian’s schedule is pretty busy with his startup, Artillery, who are doing console style games in HTML. But they finally … (read more)

Ravenna

Ravenna

On our way home we stopped in the town of Ravenna. This is one of the many little towns in Emilia-Romagna that we have been wanting to visit together. Others include Ferrara, Rimini, Cesena, Forli, and San Marino. San Marino … (read more)

Hiking in the Dolomites

Hiking in the Dolomites

My in-laws have been showing me photos of the Dolomites (a particularly beautiful part of the Italian Alps) for years, insisting that I need to go. They all went every summer from 1994 until 1999, spending half of their summer … (read more)

Visiting Emanuele and Silvia in Veneto

Visiting Emanuele and Silvia in Veneto

Back at the end of October, Daniele’s brother Emanuele moved to Veneto to be with his girlfriend Silvia. She is originally from there and the two of them had been alternating weekend visits for quite some time. They found their … (read more)