Having experienced a portion of Eastern Europe on our Baltic tour, we continued our journey into eastern and central Europe in 2013. We saw the Bohemia area of the old Hungarian Empire of the Habsburg dynasty. The tour started from Budapest to Prague, covering Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Czech Republic.
UNESCO Heriage site of Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic was a charming place steeped in the C13 to C17 history of Bohemia.
It was intriguing to see the transformation of many cities from communism to acceptance in the European union.
Of course, Vienna offered something different from all other cities we’ve visited....saw where Mozart lived, and took in his concert. This is also the home of Gustav Klimt. I was delighted to have visited Belvedere Gallery to see the biggest collection of his work including The Kiss.
Italy and France
After the Bohemian tour, we visited our daughter and her husband in Geneva. We were treated to an agritourism hotel in a countryside near Alba in Italy where we had an out of the ordinary array of savoring foods. There, we had truffles for the first time. The area also produces great barbera wine. We also visited Mont Blanc in France where our daughter and her husband has a chalet. It is a gorgeous place.