TPT Borsalino on wet pavement | ©Tom Palladio ImagesHome. It’s where you hang your proverbial hat, assuming you don’t physically wear one hardly, if not, at all.

I hang my hat, a real one, in Vicenza, the City of Palladio, a real little jewel of a city in the Veneto region of Italy’s Northeast.

I call my home along Viale Verdi my creative hideaway. It’s where I spend way too much time reaching out into the great open space known as the blogosphere.  It’s where I connect with others and tell my side of the story — living la dolce vita from an expat’s perspective in the Bel Paese.

La Torre Bissara - Vicenza, ItalyWith my Borsalino on my noggin’ and a great little city right outside my door, down the stairs and out the front gate as inspiration, it’s pretty hard not to like it here and brag all about it.

Look, I fell in love with Italy years ago. I’m inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old; and, reliving history, or at least strolling around centuries-old streets, alleyways and piazzas and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my virtual “Vespa” running.

In short, I’m just admitting that, “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina (Vicenza) in the morning.”

Enjoy the short video around my adopted hometown.

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

TPT Borsalino on Cobblestone | ©Tom Palladio Images

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Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him in and out of 49 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along cobblestone streets that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway somewhere in the Veneto. You can also follow his dispatches from the cobblestone at TravelingBoy.com and ItalianNotebook.com.

9 comments

  1. Wherever my beautiful Nocturne is that’s my home! Home is where your heart is I think! We are lucky to spend equal amounts of time in France and Italy and we love both! Your town looks lovely! Bisous Bailey

  2. Tom,
    You made us a little homesick this morning with your beautiful homage to a place we called home for a decade in the distant past. Thanks for keeping us in touch.
    Ciao,
    Herb & Uschi Glover

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