McMahons On The Move

Veni, Vidi, Bloggato!

Category: Hiking

A summer walk along a former Ligurian rail line

Our longest excursion while staying in Sestri Levante began one Saturday at 9 am and ended around 6 pm. We left from the train station, traveling to the town of Levanto, where we walked around and visited the church, and then headed for a 5 kilometer walk along a former train track that is now designated for walks and cyclists, passing through the very small villages (or borghis) of Bonassola and Framura.

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Portofino in the Spring

With a day to spend on the northwestern coast of Italy, we decided to visit Portofino, not realizing how lucky we were in terms of the timing of our trip! Here’s a lesson we learned (and we accept that we got really lucky here!): before you embark on a trip to a new town or area, Google where you are going and see if there are any news events that alert you to travel disruptions or big festivals that could affect your plans!

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Northern Italy In a Week!

We enjoyed our first 2019 visitor from the States in February, with one week to explore and show her northern Italy. With the visit coinciding with Kevin’s winter school break, we put on our running shoes (and for La Scala, our fancy shoes!), and spared no time to show our friend all we could of the area we now call home!

Bellagio on Lake Como

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Away in Aosta!

A long weekend beckoned us towards the northwest mountain region of Italy and we couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised by the majestic beauty and history before us!

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Under the Tuscan Sun, with 68 Middle School Students

Ciao a tutti.  This is Kevin with an update on my first Italian field trip to Tuscany.

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Leisure in Lugano!

What a treat to hop on a train in Milan and an hour later arrive in a different country! We will be visiting Switzerland often, I predict!

Lake Lugano, Switzerland

The shores of Lake Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano, Switzerland

Lake Lugano and the Alps from Monte San Salvatore

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