Subject: Northern Italy in February

First of all, take very warm clothes and be ready for rain.

I love the area between Milan and Venice. Start with Bergamo, move on to Verona, Vicenza, Padova and Venice. If you can, go to Bassano, Treviso, Castelfranco. If you have a car visit Asolo and some of the Palladian villas, Marostica, drive up Monte Grappa.

There's lots to see and do, and you can't do it all in 8 days.

Callie in New Orleans