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Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly, Florence and Tuscany, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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GETTING THERE We had originally planned to take a 3 week driving vacation around Italy back in May. Unfortunately, the demands of Melanie's job got in the way so we ended up splitting the vacation into 10 days in Central Europe (see July 31 entry) and 1 ...

Like Jonah, Livorno, Italy travel blog

Like Jonah

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Boarding the ferry to Livorno I felt as thought I was swallowed up.  A boat almost twice the size of our last, but with even less passengers it was empty! I have been quite anxious about this part of our journey.  Most likely it’s just ...

What, you want to pay to use the toilet?, Messina, Italy travel blog

What, you want to pay to use the toilet?

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... vibrates the table as they say goodbye to the pilot boat and we head off through the small (3km) straight between Sicily and Italy's mainland.   Was hoping to see the island/volcano of Stromboli, but it looks like we're heading too close to the ...

Romantic Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Romantic Rome

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody! As part of our search for sun in the Dutch winter we spent a week in Rome at the beginning of February. We found lots of sun and beautiful weather the first half of the week and plenty of rain the other half, but still had a wonderful time ...

Roma day 2, Rome, Italy travel blog

Roma day 2

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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We were off to the Vatican amongst other things today, but not the Sistine chapel - the queue was a complete nightmare!  We had a mosey around St Peters Sq, then decided to go into St Peter's Basilica, which was actually free to get into.  The ...

vienna to venice, Venice, Italy travel blog

vienna to venice

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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... out of the wagon. Baidi followed. We were the last passengers to leave the train. Outside we felt the warmth. The warmth of Italy. Right away we felt at home. The air was vibrant of a mysterious and energizing power. We walked some paces. We stopped. We ...

The overnight train., Rome, Italy travel blog

The overnight train.

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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Here's a really good albeit short story. During my stay in Austria,one the most amazing places ever, I decided to take atrain home instead of flying.  I have some objections to flying. Meanwhile, i went to the train station when I got to Vienna and ...

Ciao Italia..., Ischia, Italy travel blog

Ciao Italia...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... . Hiking the high path in Cinque Terra. Reading War and Peace in the Boboli Gardens. All the fireworks. Almost getting a tatoo. Italy winning the world cup. Wine on the beach. Wine in the square. Wine on the terrace. Just...wine. Getting lost ...

Pisa and Florence, Pisa, Italy travel blog

Pisa and Florence

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Well, the day could have started better....  I missed my train to the airport by about 30 seconds: I was close enough to hear it pulling away from the station, dammit.  But it gave me a chance to wake up slightly more than I was.  ...

Life in the Lemon Orchard, Amalfi, Italy travel blog

Life in the Lemon Orchard

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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It's funny how things work out sometimes. There's so many what if's and simple twists of fate in life that I often wonder how my life would be different if it had taken me a minute longer to finish my coffee or if I had turned left instead of right. ...

Padova or Padua, Padova, Italy travel blog

Padova or Padua

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Our departure from London was frantic and rushed. Not what I had envisaged. 0445 arrived on Sunday 26 June and we were loaded up, waving goodbye to Petley Road and heading for Gatwick airport! We flew into Venice but were using Padova (or Padua ...

The Eternal City., Rome, Italy travel blog

The Eternal City.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Finally some vacation!!! It was about time after close to three months of hard work in Madrid. I have just spent a long sunny weekend (Friday to Tuesday) in the Italian capital with my good friend and travel buddy Alf Kåre. As opposed to the weekend ...

Florence renaissance overdose, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence renaissance overdose

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We had booked a suite for two days and a standard room for today so we have to change rooms. We packed the suitcases and the Hotel was kind enough to move them later on when the other room was ready. After our breakfast we headed out to the Ufizzi ...

Does it really stink?, Venice, Italy travel blog

Does it really stink?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Venice is lovely and doesn't really stink. David was willing to give Venice a second chance after a bad experience in 1998 which had left him with a bad taste. He'd been denied entry into St Mark's Cathedral as being inappropriately dressed because ...

Aeolian islands and Catania, Catania, Italy travel blog

Aeolian islands and Catania

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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The Sicilians have generally been absolutely lovely to me, and each day I have had at least 2 or 3 offers to stay with people I meet or have dinner with them. In fact, it has become a bit tiring as I havenąt had much time to myself! From Palermo I ...

A cheeky pre-holiday... and an engagement, Tuscany, Italy travel blog

A cheeky pre-holiday... and an engagement

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Up at 03.45am for the hour and a bit drive to Glasgow Prestwick, and a flight to Pisa. We met up with friends Si & Gill later that afternoon where it took Ida a full 10 minutes to notice the glittering diamond on Gill's finger. Off to Borgo di ...

Happy Bday to ME!, Perugia, Italy travel blog

Happy Bday to ME!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We packed our suitcases, loaded up our little blue Lancia and headed out into the countryside. We were heading out to Perugia. The route that we planned will lead us straight through the Chianti hills and vineyards. It will bring us past Radda and the ...

Viva Firenze., Florence, Italy travel blog

Viva Firenze.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We woke up to a beautiful sunny day in Florence. The temperature was comfortable as we headed out to explore the city. We walked along the river side towards the Uffizi museum. According to the various sites on the internet it is better to reserve ...

A Slice of Italy, Cinque Terre, Naples area,  Amalfi, Paestum, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

A Slice of Italy

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... Mel is waiting with hungry Napolites for pizza at the aforementioned Pizzeria da Michele: AMALFI COAST DRIVE The Amalfi Coast is Italy's version of the U.S. Highway 1 - only even more narrow, more steep, and more miles of beauty. The road winds ...

Gorgeous goreous gorgeous Siena, SIena, Italy travel blog

Gorgeous goreous gorgeous Siena

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Italian classes are progressing well. We had a test last Friday, so I was forced to revise. Unfortunately I am a bit lazy and still speak in English at home as the girls speak such good English. I must try and practise my Italian more! Since I last ...

Back to school, FLorence, Italy travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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CLasses have started at the Leonardo school. Lessons are going well and I feel that we are learning quite quickly. I get to sleep in as lessons don't start til 9am, and the school is only a 10 minute walk from the apartment. I stop off for a coffee and ...

Finally arrived!, Rome, Italy travel blog

Finally arrived!

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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I was greeted to Rome with clear blue skies, though it was rather chilly at 7 o'clock in the morning. After freshening up at the hostel I hit the ground running despite having only had 2 hours sleep in the past 48 hours. After a whole day of walking ...

To Pisa We Go, Pisa, Italy travel blog

To Pisa We Go

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our train didn't leave Rome till just after noon so we got to sleep in and took our time eating breakfast and checking out. After an uneventful and boring ride to Pisa we arrived around 4pm and found our hostel really easily. We were hit with a very ...

What!? The Tower Isn`t Made of Pizza? Those Liars!, Pisa, Italy travel blog

What!? The Tower Isn`t Made of Pizza? Those Liars!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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After a horrible sleep we got up a little tired in the morning. The first half of the night was swelteringly hot and so we had to keep the windows open but this just let the mosquitoes in so I (Jackie) woke up with a ton of bites, although once again ...

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy travel blog

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Since Florence was only a little over an hour by train we decided to go and see Michelangelo's David and lots of his other sculptures. Thankfully we arrived at the museum around 11:00am because the line tripled its size at 12:00pm, we did have to wait an ...

Torino, Turin, Italy travel blog

Torino

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Map Pin Update, Genoa, Italy travel blog

Map Pin Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Genoa pin ...

Bologna, Verona, Parma, Verona, Italy travel blog

Bologna, Verona, Parma

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... climbing). The next day I had thought about travelling to Venice as this was probably my favourite city from my last visit to Italy, but decided against it due to the rain and risk of flooding and smelly overflowing canals. So I headed to Verona, ...

Buona Pasqua on the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Italy travel blog

Buona Pasqua on the Amalfi Coast

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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I spent a Easter on the Amalfi coast. The hostel in Positano had a lovely view over the sea, and the weather was great. A group of us from the hostel caught the hydrofoil to Capri, and we walked up to some ruins from the house of emperor Tiberius. The ...

James is No Longer Allowed to Book Things!, Rome, Italy travel blog

James is No Longer Allowed to Book Things!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We had until 3:30pm before we had to be on the train to Rome so we decided to do our favourite thing in Venice and just wander. This time we took a left after crossing the Rialto bridge instead of a right like the previous days. After some more narrow ...

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