I spent the last couple of days
day dreaming categorizing all the Italian posts, filing them in the proper locations. On the left side you can now see the five categories under Italy…
Venice, the lakes, and other parts are not there because I dont have enough blog posts on them (at the moment the count is about 0). Here are all the tips you need on Venice: The greatest museum in the world: Rialto market. The greatest bite post the greatest museum in the world: Antiche Carampane. That is it. Once I come back, I will start writing on Venice and the rest of them.
But I must say, out of the 290 posts published so far since I started this blog, the Italy posts are by far my favorite. Sure its nice to write about my home town, my adapted home town, and even New Orleans once in a while which produced the most viewed post on EWZ (571 shares on Facebook alone). But the Italy posts, while not much in the way of generating traffic for some reason, are the reason why it took me two days to do this. A lot of staring and day dreaming. Italy is the reason I have a hard time getting overly excited about our trip next month to Prague, Salzburg, Vienna. It spoiled me forever
Do you like cake? Vienna has wonderful, charming cakes, especially if you move beyond sacher torte and strudel. It also has interesting wine. Since you are going in nice weather, you might want to check out some wineries on the periphery of Vienna. You might be too early for apricots, but try to find out, because if you aren’t, they are famous. For sights, I felt the Belvedere was unexpectedly very very lovely, especially the view from the upper palace. Much more interesting than the Schoenbrunn. If you like art, the Kunsthistoriches is magnificent and the National Library nearby has a spectacular interior. You know Austria used to rule part of Italy, so you might be able to find a restaurant or two that serves food from Fruili-Venezia-Giulia or the Alto Adige if you are missing Italy.