La spiaggia, Vino, e Carnevale… Buon weekend!

Every February, Italy hosts several festivals for Carnevale, the second largest being in Viareggio, on the western cost (just north of Pisa.)  We were graciously invited by Lou and Karin Frketic (OSC ’10 in Bologna) to check out the festivities, along with Paul Rogers (OSC ’11 in Lyon) and two other friends, Alexis and Mike.  Because the big parade for Carnevale didn’t kick-off until Sunday afternoon, we decided to meet in Montalcino, a small Tuscan city known worldwide for its Brunello wine.  While waiting on the others to arrive, Bobby and I also visited Grosseto, another southern Tuscan town and the Maremma Natural Park nearby…. [Read More]