April 2013 – Genoa, Venice, Puglia

cover-apr13 Exploring the Palazzi and Piatti of Genoa
At first glance, a newcomer may wonder what Petrarch was thinking when he dubbed Genoa “La Superba.” But it doesn’t take long to first discover and then delight in the charms of this ancient fishing village-cum-bustling seaport.

Genoa Travel Guide: Where to Stay and Eat, Palaces and Tour Guides
When you’re ready to visit Genoa, consult our mini-guide? We’ve got great places to taste Ligurian cuisine, former palaces turned hotels and museums and charming Genoa tour guides to show you around.

My Venetian Pleasures: A Spa, Vivaldi, Murano Beads and A Church of Miracles
La Serenissima, meaning “the most serene,” is the nickname of the magical city of Venice. Follow me as I wander through the city looking for enchanting experiences that you too can indulge in when you visit the city.

A Lesson in Pugliese Cooking
Our Puglia cooking class is in a whitewashed former stable with a lipstick-red door, called Stalla del Prete, featuring a wood-fired oven dating from 1500. The morning lesson includes lots of hands-on participation, demonstrations and lunch afterward.

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