Italy, Travel

Lake Como: A Day in the Life

We arrived in Lake Como yesterday, during an unusually heavy summer rainstorm. We are staying in the tiny hamlet of Sala Comacina, on the western edge of the storied lake. Sala Comacina is a spiderweb of small streets that all somehow lead to the water’s edge. We wanted to stay in a quiet spot, away […]

Italy, Travel

Milan: A Vacation from our Vacation

We have been in Torino for nearly a week. For days we wandered the city, popping into museums, parks and restaurants. Our pace was languid and a little restless. The city is very empty now, as it is the August holiday season. All the Italians are gone from the big cities, seeking respite in the […]