Italy

Italy, Travel

A Roman Holiday

What do you do when your kids get a two day national holiday to celebrate the feast of the immaculate conception?! You go to Rome, naturally. We have been enjoying the “new” national holidays here and look forward to the extra days that the kids have off from school. In LA, […]

Italy

Yes, Venice is Touristy, but Magical

Venice can get a pretty bad rap. It is hard to tap into “real life” under the layers of tourists. There are endless leather shops, blown glass shops, big glossy menus promoting copious tourist lunches in English. Ok, it is not an undiscovered gem. But, I don’t care. There is […]

Italy, Travel

Milan and The Last Supper

My parents arrived for their weeklong+ visit with us. After a few fun days of touring around Torino, we all boarded an early morning train for our first stop, Milan. Josh and I took the kids to Milan in August, in the blazing heat. It was quite a different experience […]