Agriturismo Castello di Vezio on Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como is a much beloved vacation destination in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. George Clooney has a house there, and American travel guide extraordinaire Rick Steeves highly recommends it. The lake is nestled in the foothills of the Alps, surrounded by a network of charming villages. Even with all the hype, we were…

Bosco Genovese in Genoa, Italy

Capital of the Ligurian Region, Genova (Genoa) has a long and glorious tradition of maritime might and political prowess. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus is nicknamed “La Superba” (The Proud One) for its rich culture and many beautiful landmarks. Pesto Genovese is an herbed pasta sauce known throughout the world. We spent a lovely afternoon…

Boat ride to Portovenere, Italy

One of the great things about the Italian Rivièra is the opportunity to visit neighbouring villages and islands by sea. Bosco’s first boat ride was the ferry from Lerici to Portovenere. Yes, dogs are allowed on ferries too and it takes about 20 minutes. From there, one can continue on to the Cinque Terre or…