Italy’s Mud Volcanoes [Video]

We recently visited some of Italy’s mud volcanoes in the Emilia-Romagna region. The Salse of Nirano, a regional nature reserve of international importance. The reserve lies in the picturesque Apennine mountains between Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. But I thought the simplest, and hopefully most interesting, way to explain this area would be to take you on a visual tour. So don your shoes and we’ll be off…

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Modena’s Balsamic Vinegar [Video]

The Modena province in Emilia Romagna, where we lived for many years, is home to Balsamic Vinegar. And it’s one of the places we always enjoy returning to. Full of tradition, fine cars, and friendly people, it’s an ideal place to visit. And to get some tasty, but expensive, balsamic vinegar!

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Bobbio and Italy’s Rice Fields

We’ve been back home for a month now, after covering almost 1500 miles (2400 km) this summer. Only to end up falling down a step and spraining my ankle, and now I’m laid low with an icky cold! So I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s healthier for me keep traveling all the time! : But since my energy level is pretty low, I thought a fun post was in order. So I’m here to give you a sneak peek tour of some of our meanderings!

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Italian Worm Cheese and Culture Shock

We have a saying in Italian. Non c’è niente di nuovo sotto il sole. (There is nothing new under the sun.) And yes, I know it’s from the Bible. But I also know that King Solomon, who wrote that, didn’t live in a foreign land. Otherwise, I wonder if he might not have changed it to: “There is something new under the sun. Every day, and in countless ways!” 

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