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Pérouges

One sunny afternoon we took a short train ride twenty miles northeast of Lyon to the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Although inhabited since before Roman times, most of the…

Lyon outdoors

When the sun came out in Lyon we paid a visit to the city’s largest park, Parc de la Tête d’Or. We wandered by the deer field and made our…

Lyon’s museums

Lyon was cool and damp our first few days in town, so we spent time in some of its more interesting museums.

Around Lyon

We left Milan early one morning to catch the TGV to the northwest and the French city of Lyon. The third largest city in France, we’ve been enjoying its restaurants,…

Around Milan

When we weren’t visiting all those churches, here’s what we saw during the rest of our time in Milan.

Como

One fine Tuesday we rode the train north to visit the picturesque town of Como near the Swiss border. Only 30 minutes from Milan, the town sits at the southern end of the…

A cemetery and some churches

The cheapest way to see art and history in any Italian city is to visit churches and cemeteries.They rarely have admission costs and are open seven days a week. During…

Il Duomo

We flew out of Athens on a warm Friday afternoon and into the northern Italian metropolis of Milan. Our first stop was the city’s cathedral, known as the Duomo. The…

Aegina

No vacation in Greece is complete without a trip to their famous islands, but we weren’t really in a position to spend the time and money to travel out to…

Archaeology and the beach

Most of our outings in Athens centered on the Acropolis, but we also took time to visit the big archaeology museum and relax at the beach. And one night at…