The first thing we do when we arrive in a new city is head to the grocery store. We arrived in Padua, Italy (Padova in Italian) and once James was comfortable in our Airbnb we said goodbye and started
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Chris isn’t a big fan of modern art so I decided to visit this museum alone one day. It is a small but nice
Venice, Italy really is one of those cities you could get lost in. You want to get lost in it! I actually read a great tourist tip: if you pass a shop where you want to see inside you better do it NOW.
I love architecture and big beautiful ballrooms. So I knew I would want to see the Ca’ Rezzonico museum while in Venice, Italy.
The museum is right on the Grand Canal:
The main ballroom was
Don’t be overwhelmed or afraid to ride the water buses in Venice, Italy. We are here to help!
Here is some helpful terminology on the water vehicles in Venice, Italy.
This is definitely not the kind of fountain you see in the US!
What does James think of the Fontana Delle Tette? What do you think of it? We jokingly called it the â€œTitty Fountainâ€ because
We are heading back to Vienna and we wanted to try out the Nightjet train. The Nightjet from Milano to Wien does take 12 hours. The trains stops at each stop for longer times and once you cross the border
Well yes they do! And Pringles Tortilla Chips are awesome too. We picked some up at the store… actually they were in the basket before I could fully understand the taste sensation I was about to
Near our place in Milan we kept passing this spot that we couldn’t figure out.
Was it a restaurant? Was it an office?
At times it seemed to be both and maybe more, so we decided to check it out and
We knew we wanted to see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper while in Milan, Italy. But we also knew that you needed to get tickets in advance – sometimes weeks in advance! We didn’t plan far enough
I love window shopping! There are so many stores here in Milan that I enjoy walking past to see their window displays. They usually change them every day or so, too! They also put little signs next
We are really enjoying Milan, Italy! Here are some highlights of our visit so far!
James was due for a groom while we were in Milan so we took him to Dog Model. Luciana has lots of Barboni (Poodles)
Here are a few of our favorite photos from our stay in Verona, Italy!
You know you are in Italy when the grocery store has an amazing selection of fresh pasta:
The churches and cathedrals
We were walking around Verona, Italy one night and decided we should go check out Juliet\’s Balcony – Casa di Giulietta.
Three of Shakespeare\’s plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen
It is funny how we didn’t really have a plan on what other cities we wanted to visit near Vienna. But somehow the right places found their way onto our calendar! Verona, Italy is one of those cities.
It is so much fun having James with us in Europe. So far, James has been a KÃ¶nigspudel in Austria and now here in Italy James is a Barboncino or Barbone!
So many people around us exclaim, “Barboncino!”
One thing we love about Europe: You can travel by train with your dog! We were ready to book our first train ride with James, our Standard Poodle. While train travel in Europe with a dog is easy, it
We posted in the past about James getting groomed in Vienna, Austria. And one thing we forgot to think about – people like to get their dogs groomed in time for Christmas! So we tried to get an appointment
We wanted to spend some time in the Alps in Austria so we headed to Schwendau, Austria. Schwendau is in Tyrol and people snow ski year round here! We had a little snow down in the valley while we were
We took a day trip to Salzburg, Austria. We walked around the shops and streets for a few hours and we didn’t take that many photos. It was fun to see the old town area and to walk across the Salzach