March 21-23 Dijon, France

March 21-23 Dijon, France

Dijon is also a place to go because of its proximity to the Grand Cru villages of Burgundy, Pommard and Puligny Montrachet for example. This is ground zero for fine wines, not that the wines are any finer, but the French were the first to raise the bar with...
March 21-23 Dijon, France

March 21-23 Dijon, France

The ride from Lyon to Dijon was brief and uneventful, aside from a pleasant lunch in Chalon-Sur-Saône, after which John napped in the car, and I walked around and bought some really cheap clothes for warmer days to come. Given the fact that we were back in a new car...
March 16-20 Lyon, France

March 16-20 Lyon, France

A stunning mixture of old and new, Lyon is the capital city in France’s Auvergne – Rhône – Alps region. Sitting high above the old part of the city is the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière. The architecture includes both medieval and Renaissance styles with the...
March 8-15 Loumarin Province, France

March 8-15 Loumarin Province, France

Our next destination was a beautiful village in Province, Lumarin, where we arrived Saturday afternoon, just in time to grab a pizza up the street from our  destination before they closed for their  afternoon break.  This region called the Luberon is in south-eastern...
March 5, Pisa, Italy

March 5, Pisa, Italy

We left Rome via taxi to our safe parking near the airport and took the coastal road to Pisa for a reprise of our earlier stay.  The weather was clear, the day warm, and the sun brilliant. Originally, we were going to drive from Rome to Nice, a distance of 433 miles,...
February 29-March 4, Rome

February 29-March 4, Rome

Leaving the peaceful environs of Cortona was not easy. We knew that driving into Rome was going to be fraught with crazy drivers, little or no parking, and narrow streets, so we opted to leave the car at a carpark outside of the city and take public transport in. This...