The Clouds of Turin

A few impressions of Torino from my trusty journal, like scattered clouds dotting the sky. {I’m trying reeeeally hard for that pun…} …and the window in which I’m currently perched overlooks a small square featuring a statue of some scholarly-looking, downcast Roman. Snippets of conversation in rapid-fire Italian drift upwards on the hot air as…

First Days on Lake Como

Lake Como is the perfect place to recover from the jet lag. (The Italian coffee doesn’t hurt, either.) The lake itself is cool and glacier blue, large enough that it never seems crowded on the water. The Alps rise up into the clouds, watchful sentinels.   There’s a laid-back feel to all the many waterfront…