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Cave dwelling, Matera, Italy travel blog

Cave dwelling

A travel blog entry by jomole

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We wandered around Matera today, in and out of sassi (caves), churches, monasteries, etc., just looking.  All very interesting.  One cave has been furnished as it would have been when inhabited.  Donkeys would have shared a living space ...

Jesolo and Venice photos, Jesolo Lido, Italy travel blog

Jesolo and Venice photos

A travel blog entry by piholland

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Train to the ferry, Brindisi, Italy travel blog

Train to the ferry

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... at 9 in the morning. I’m telling you, I do not appreciate high humidity… The middle of the country in the south of Italy looks a lot like the dry, rolling hills of Califonia. At least what I saw from the train window did. It was also not so ...

Alps, alps and more alps, Venice, Italy travel blog

Alps, alps and more alps

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Very happy to be up early today packing our bags to leave. I did have one last dig at the host by strategically placing the revolting bowls and tea-towel on the dining table for her to see as soon as she walked in. Lyndon is always happy to forgive and ...

Day 20, Venezia, Italy travel blog

Day 20

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we headed off to Venice. It probably wasn't one of our better days - nobody had slept well so we were all pretty grumpy to start with. Our train was delayed by 1 1/2 hours so that was 1 1/2 hours less we had to do things. Isaac forgot to restock ...

A long lunch, Locorotondo, Italy travel blog

A long lunch

A travel blog entry by jomole

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We drove to Alberobello this morning, where there is a Unesco World Heritage site which looks like a little town for gnomes.  It is a higgledy-piggledy mass of 1500 trulli,  conical dry-stone buildings made from the local limestone which dot ...

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 ...

Our first hilltop, walled town … gorgeous, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Our first hilltop, walled town … gorgeous

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We had to make it a bit of a lazy morning today as the hot water in the shower only lasted a few minutes at a time, so we spent a good amount of time waiting for it to heat back up. So yet again it was lunchtime before we knew it and we hadn't been ...

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 ...

Day 25, Roma, Italy travel blog

Day 25

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we started at Castel Saint Angelo - and it was free! That was a bonus. Afterwards we walked through the Piazza Navona (where the Fountain of the Four Rivers is) on our way to the Pantheon. They had just finished a service inside the Pantheon so ...

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 ...

'Nothing' but an evening beach stroll, Riccione, Italy travel blog

'Nothing' but an evening beach stroll

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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You are never doing nothing are you? I just went to write 'during the day today we did nothing' but it really isn’t true. We were always doing something, just nothing of any interest. So I will write ‘during the day today we did something ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arrive in Rome., Rome, Italy travel blog

Arrive in Rome.

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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The second leg of our flight we were in Seats 1E and 1F. More express security passage, priority boarding and lots of good food. I could get used to this. The diet starts tomorrow. Our arrival in Rome was interesting. We collected our bags and followed ...

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 ...

History, Maglie, Italy travel blog

History

A travel blog entry by jomole

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... of Southern Italy (for those that are interested!): Humans inhabited caves here in 700,000BC. After the Bronze Age reached Italy from Eastern Europe (3000-1000BC), the Greeks founded a string of settlements along the Ionian coast in the 8th century BC. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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