• Crossing the Tiber: A Roman Walking Tour || terragoes.com
    Adventures,  Europe,  Italy

    Crossing the Tiber: A Roman Walking Tour

    We spent more days in Rome than any other city we visited on our Italian vacation. Three full days, four nights, plus half days on the way in and out. We packed our first two days in Rome with the big deals - the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Forum, a bunch of basilicas - so our last day was open. We wanted to get off the tourist track a little bit, so we embarked on a Roman walking tour, loosely based on a walk recommended by Fodor's. [...] READ MORE

  • A Handful of Hours in Verona, City of Lovers || terragoes.com
    Adventures,  Europe,  Italy

    A Handful of Hours in Verona, City of Love

    Few things make me feel more legit as a world wanderer than showing up in a new city and taking public transit. Buses or metros or ferries or what the shit else, when I travel to new cities or countries, I want in on the public modes of transportation. And that’s kind of how it started in Verona. We took the train in from Milan, stowed our luggage at the train station, bought some bus tickets and then scampered around in some circles trying to find the right bus, or rather, one of the right buses, got on the bus, validated our tickets and 10 or so minutes later we…

  • Adventures,  Europe,  Italy

    The Crowd-Haters Guide to Loving Venice

    I almost didn’t go to Venice. Everyone I asked seemed to have a very strong feeling about it. Someone would tell me how filthy and smelly and crowded it is and I’d decide in a huff that, fuck it, it’s not worth the effort because I hate crowds and also smells. And then someone else would tell me how romantic it is, how beautiful and special and magical, and so, in the end I went. I figured I should meet this Floating City myself and fashion my own opinion. Plus, on the logistical side of things, it just made sense to fly into one city and out of another, so Rome…