Gu-Gu-Gubbio

I know, it will be my fault if you end up singing the Phil Collins song Sussudio as you walk around Gubbio. I know I do: Gu-Gu-Gubio, whoa-oa! Besides the fact that the name is a heck of a lot of fun to say (Gu-Gu-Gubbio!), Gubbio is a stunning medieval town of steep winding walkways and… Continue reading Gu-Gu-Gubbio

All That Jazz (Umbria Jazz Festival)

  Toronto in the summer is a fabulous place. The weather is nice, patios are in full swing and the city is host to numerous festivals and live music venues. The end of June finds us right in the middle of the Toronto Jazz Festival. The event attracts over 500,000 people to the city over… Continue reading All That Jazz (Umbria Jazz Festival)

Palio dei Somari!

Most people have heard of Il Palio, the extremely famous horse race which is held in Siena every year on July 2 and August 16. Very few people of heard of Il Palio dei Somari, held every year in Torrita di Siena. Il Palio dei Somari is a donkey race. Yes, you read that right.… Continue reading Palio dei Somari!