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The Italian Job, Milan, Italy travel blog

The Italian Job

A travel blog entry by sutiramisu

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... we felt justified to eat our hearts out.  The food was... well, how can one put it?  Did you know DeNiro went to Italy to gain the 60 extra pounds required to play Jake La Motta in Raging Bull?   He knew exactly where to go and how to ...

Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, etc., Rome, Italy travel blog

Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, etc.

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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Just a very light breakfast to start the day. After all - I am on a diet now. First stop on our "Scaffolding Tour Of Rome" was the Trevi Fountain. Only a 5 minute walk from the hotel, it was amazing to see the crowd that had gathered to admire the ...

Nearly blown out of the tower, Venice, Italy travel blog

Nearly blown out of the tower

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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This morning we were surprised to see how much the canal water had risen since yesterday. When we walked past our picnic steps from yesterday we saw that we could not sit where we sat yesterday as the water was now covering the steps. By the time we got ...

Day 21, Pisa, Italy travel blog

Day 21

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we caught the regional train to Pisa. It's a slow train....only got to 146kmph. We walked through the city to the Piazza Del Miracoli were the famous leaning tower is. It is now reopened to the public so we were able to book tickets to climb to ...

Day 23, Roma, Italy travel blog

Day 23

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we caught the train to Rome. After getting settled in to our rustic apartment we set off towards the Vatican to pick up our Roma Passes and book our tours of St Peter's, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican. (It is only a 10 - 15 minute walk) There ...

Gallipoli, Maglie, Italy travel blog

Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Another drive through more olive groves to Gallipoli (not 'the Gallipoli'). The old walled town is at the end of a larger sprawling modern town and is on an island reached by a bridge. It looks very picturesque surrounded by the Ionian Sea, its high ...

Changing places, Merine, Italy travel blog

Changing places

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Said goodbye to Paolo and drove north to Merine, a town near Lecce, to the Villa Diana, our next stay. We were met by another Paolo and his father and shown around the rather dated but quirky estate with lots of unusual decorations, a tennis court, ...

On our way to Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

On our way to Florence

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We tried to make an early start as today we have to get ourselves to Italia. As I don't have a passport at this time we cannot use airplanes. My passport is still with the visa agency in Holland. So we travel by train today. Our friends went out of their ...

Saints Day, Locorotondo, Italy travel blog

Saints Day

A travel blog entry by jomole

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This morning we went for quite a long walk in the Bosco delle Pianelle nature reserve.  They have a visitors' centre, which was closed, but we had picked up a leaflet from Martina Franca so were able to follow the trails.  There were wild ...

A drive down the coast, Maglie, Italy travel blog

A drive down the coast

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Drove over the flat countryside to Otranto, which overlooks a harbour and beach on the Adriatic coast. Old walls enclose the attractive old town, which protect pedestrianised narrow streets and alleys with old buildings, shops and restaurants and a Roman ...

Day 27, Pompei, Italy travel blog

Day 27

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today was our last full day in Italy and we went on a tour to Naples and Pompeii which meant an early start. It was fabulous! Organised tours though mean stops at pre arranged eateries and expensive tourist traps but all was good. It included lunch which ...

Time to go home, Roma, Italy travel blog

Time to go home

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today was our last day in Rome. After packing our bags we dropped them off at "stow your bags" and organised a transfer from there later on in the afternoon. We set off for the Spanish a Steps. The last time I was in Rome (20 years ago) the steps were ...

5000km Stall, Ancona, Italy travel blog

5000km Stall

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... supper tonight and day tomorrow (that is if Brian doesn’t make us get to the ferry terminal too early). Ciao Bella Italy!  I wish I could have got to know you better.  Here’s to another return in times of warmer weather.  ...

Milan for a night..., Milan, Italy travel blog

Milan for a night...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... night out in Milan.  A quick drive down to the Milan airport and we pick up Aaron Breeden before heading downtown to watch the Italy - France Euro 2008 game in the Duomo square in Milan.  Of all the games I've seen so far in this tournament, ...

Definitely luck, not stupidity., Viareggio, Italy travel blog

Definitely luck, not stupidity.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... our butts. Oh how they pained, but(t) only slightly more than the realisation that, for the most part, campsites are now closed in Italy. We had luckily landed in a gorgeous town, Levanto, where our budget found us a hotel. We roamed the three blocks of ...

Lake Como Weirdness, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

Lake Como Weirdness

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... ....yep, snow, again, in the middle of summer. What the!!! Within an hour things had changed dramatically. Our last obstacle before Italy was a tunnel, all 17km's of it. Driving in a 17 km tunnel is not my idea of fun. Boring, claustrophobic, carbon ...

Day 22, Firenze, Italy travel blog

Day 22

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today was our last full day in Florence and it was museum day! We went to the Ufuzzi Gallery and were done in 1 1/2 hours so we went next door to the Galileo Museum which was the most interesting museum of the day. It was full of historical scientific ...

Day 24, Roma, Italy travel blog

Day 24

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we went roaming through the Roman ruins. We started off at the Colosseum and then went to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. It was very busy, I expect because it was a Saturday but it also could have been because of the extra people in town for ...

Florence and Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence and Tuscany

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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3rd-5th August Its Mandy hear, I'm giving Pete a rest as we have a few blogs to get through. We planned to go to Rome and the Amalfi Coast near Naples but after the craziness of Cinque Terre and Grossetto we decided to head towards Florence and ...

Rome, ruins and history, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome, ruins and history

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We wake up in the center of the universe. At least that is what the Romans thought this city was about 2000 years ago. Although the hotel looked very comfortable at first, we found during the night that our queen size bed was actually two singles which ...

Got to pick a pocket or two, Rome, Italy travel blog

Got to pick a pocket or two

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... Pfffttt We had a really nice meal, with Lyndon and I having the prawn risotto. It is a little annoying as most restaurants in Italy will only do a risotto if two people order it but tonight my darling husband obliged to keep me happy. I needed to be ...

Magnificent Colosseum, Rome, Italy travel blog

Magnificent Colosseum

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Today, rather than just seeing it from the outside, we actually went into the Colosseum and it was well worth the effort. We booked in for an early tour to try to beat the crowds, but there is really no way to do this so we just had to work around them. ...

A day in Perugia, Perugia, Italy travel blog

A day in Perugia

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Today we explore the buzzling center of Perugia. The city center is, as I mentioned before, not too big, and on top of a hill. The town is a student town as there are a couple of universities located here. First we have our breakfast at the hotel. Thank ...

The flight plan, Rome, Italy travel blog

The flight plan

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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So I woke up this morning all exited to get to Munich this afternoon. I had been hearing a lot about snow and bad weather so i decided randomly to check the airports and guess what?  There was no flight matching mine.  Before getting worked up ...

Livigno., Livigno, Italy travel blog

Livigno.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Livigno. ...

Bellagio., Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Bellagio.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Bellagio. ...

When in Rome, or Venice or Naples, Salerno, Italy travel blog

When in Rome, or Venice or Naples

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... Pompeii that maybe we could use as a base to explore the area before we found a proper site. As mentioned driving through Italy was hard work with the distance involved but the mountain ranges were stunning and held great promise for Naples, an area ...

The Vatican City, Vatican City, Italy travel blog

The Vatican City

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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With the curtains closed, the windows and shutters closed and the scaffolding covering everything outside, it was pretty dark in the room. So we woke up thinking it was still very early, but in actual fact we had slept quite late. We showered, dressed ...

Rome to Capua, Capua, Italy travel blog

Rome to Capua

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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Due to my interest in the TV show "Spartacus", I just had to stop in Capua on the way to Naples. There is the second largest Roman amphitheater behind the Colosseum, and it is only 20 miles north of Naples, so why not? The route from Rome took me along ...

Arenzano., Arenzano, Italy travel blog

Arenzano.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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