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The crooked way to San Giacomo, and the belfry “To-die-for”

When I finally decided to travel back to B and spend my summer vacation in the charming town on the Italian Riviera, I’ve only had one simple plan in my mind: to fully enjoy it. As a subsidiary plan there was the idea which wouldn’t let me off the hook, about the belfry. More precisely the belfry from San Giacomo, “To-die-for”. There was also a … Continue reading The crooked way to San Giacomo, and the belfry “To-die-for”

Photo by Artur Dancs

Just a “Thank you!” note

When Somewhere In Northern was close to hitting the count of 9,000 visitors I thought it would be nice to write a note of appreciation to all of you and post it when we hit the magical 10,000. But I missed that because the visitors just kept flowing. And all-of-a-sudden I found myself looking at the stats amazed and overjoyed, now approaching 12,000 hits. … Continue reading Just a “Thank you!” note

Photo by Artur Dancs

Crema – “So what does one do around here?”

“Wait for the summer to end” ?!…. Definitely not. Crema is enchanting anytime but if one wants to see it in its splendor, would need to visit in the summer. The sundrenched piazzettas in the morning crisp with the intense smell of the espressos infusing the morning air from the open doors of the coffee shops. The tiny and crooked alleys, the cobblestone streets telling … Continue reading Crema – “So what does one do around here?”

Piave Memoriale

Pandino – the confession at the Piave Memoriale

It’s obvious that following Elio and Oliver to Pandino the first thing will be to take a selfie with the Piave Memoriale. … and a quick shot of the piazzetta where we’ve seen Oliver entering the tabaccheria for some Gauloises Blondes… Half-way between Crema and Milano, Pandino offers the typical Italian small-town charm to its visitors. The Visconteo Castle and the Santa Margherita church are … Continue reading Pandino – the confession at the Piave Memoriale

Fontanile Quarantina

Fontanile Quarantina – “This is my spot”

If Elio would take us today to his secret spot, we would ride the bike along this dirt road from Capralba to Fontanile Quarantina: Once we leave our bikes in the shade of trees the little clearwater pond reveals itself to us surrounded by the embrace of the cove: And here are the witnesses of the first kiss, the grass, the cicadas and the sun … Continue reading Fontanile Quarantina – “This is my spot”