Country Roads: Odometer Update

So much to see and so little time to blog about my observations on Insight VacationsCountry Roads of Italy journey through Umbria and Tuscany.

Take Me along, Country Roads | ©Tom Palladio ImagesIn less than 48 hours, I’ve experienced Rome by (rainy) night, visited the Vatican Museums, turned flour and eggs into pasta strings with The Etruscan Chef, nearly touched the sky in Orvieto and went underground in Perugia.

And, we’re just warming up. Still to come: Assisi, Spello, Cortone, San Gimignano, Fonterutoli, the Ferrari Automobile Musem, Bologna and Venice.

Here’s an assaggio (little taste) of what it’s looked like thus far.

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See you soon along the cobblestone in saintly Assisi.

©The Palladian Traveler

Borsalino w/ props SMALL | ©Tom Palladio Images



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 Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 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 the travertine and cobblestone 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 in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


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