Feb 6, 2014
Coming this fall: A new bicycling adventure in Tuscany, Italy
Attention cycling fans: The folks at VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations want you to know you'll soon have a chance to pedal your way back to the Tuscan Renaissance in northwest Italy.
Storms raise havoc, Rome in turmoil
Rome, January 31 - Romans took to the rooftops, Venice was plunged under its deepest water this year, and a town near Pisa was evacuated as rainstorms wreaked havoc and snow forced the closure of schools across Italy Friday.
A trip to Tuscany gives the whole family a taste of la dolce vita
A family-friendly holiday parc makes a brilliant base to explore the wonders of Florence, Pisa and Lucca, says Peter Rickman Like just about everyone else at Pisa's Campo dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles, my seven-year-old son, Will, is pretending to push the world famous Leaning Tower upright for the camera, and the resulting snap looks pretty ... (more)
Muslims, Mussels, and the Duomo
Last night we had a good seafood dinner at La Buca. This was our second seafood dinner, since the night before we had gone to my old favorite, Il Nuraghe, and dined well on fish--in defiance of the Trip Advisor food mavens, who are forever complaining about how stodgy and 1970's the place remains.
The Grit, the Grime and the Glory
I first came to Pisa in 1988. Christian Kopff had persuaded me to apply to make a joint-presentation of work that grew out of my dissertation on the colometry of Aeschylus.