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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Day 26, Roma, Italy travel blog

Day 26

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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If I thought yesterday was bad today was worse. We had booked a 2 hour tour of the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel. I thought they'd all be at St Peters but I was wrong. The line for those wanting to buy tickets wrapped all the way round, almost ...

ROMEO, ROMEO, WHERE FOR ART THOU ROMEO?, Verona, Italy travel blog

ROMEO, ROMEO, WHERE FOR ART THOU ROMEO?

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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ROMEO, ROMEO, WHERE FOR ART THOU ROMEO Tuesday 19 July 2016 An absolute scorcher of a day with heat strokes all round, this is how our day would end.  Some may say that love may make you a little steamy but oh boy, we had it all today.  There ...

Torino, Turin, Italy travel blog

Torino

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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ITALY - WATCH OUT HERE WE COME (NAPOLI), Naples, Italy travel blog

ITALY - WATCH OUT HERE WE COME (NAPOLI)

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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... of the road (steering wheel on the left and driving on the right) since our honeymoon in America 25 years ago. Driving in Italy is definitely a scary experience and may I add, so is being a passenger.  The Italians are insane with there driving, and ...

Venice, Venice, Italy travel blog

Venice

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... for the nice weather to visit Venice. I was expecting to be disappointed this time as I had loved Venice so much last time I was in Italy. But the weather was lovely (high 20's and sunny), and, though crowded in parts, it is easy to find quiet areas. And ...

Map Pin Update, Genoa, Italy travel blog

Map Pin Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Genoa pin ...

Dinner, Trevi and trip to Naples, Rome and Naples, Italy travel blog

Dinner, Trevi and trip to Naples

A travel blog entry by ruthperelstein

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Offically we met as a group for the first time over lunch at the Osteria Barberini  which is next door to our place.  We ate truffles, prochini, pasta and salads, drank wine and got to know each other better as traveling companions. After lunch ...

la dolce vita - Rome in a day, Rome, Italy travel blog

la dolce vita - Rome in a day

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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Day 10 (Rome) - 27 October 2007 Up early yet again and out on the front deck as we approach Civitavecchia.  Quite a few ships in port and another following us in.  Head into harbour and pass Galaxy.  Directly ahead of us is a ...

''ROMAN' HOLIDAY, Rome, Italy travel blog

''ROMAN' HOLIDAY

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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Day 1 - Rome (Late afternoon)   PARK HOTEL GINEVRA - After a 2 1/2 hours drive we arrived safely at our hotel, the entrance, foyer, lift and surroundings all have carved scenes depicting Rome.  The hotel offers a free shuttle to the Metro ...

SUPPORTING THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA, Florence, Italy travel blog

SUPPORTING THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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LEANING TOWER OF PISA - Up until today we had been blessed with no rain (apart from our first night in Athens that is)  We experienced only the slightest of rain shower at Pisa which was OK as we were inside having lunch and didn't notice it, ...

A MAZING VENICE, Venice, Italy travel blog

A MAZING VENICE

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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17 July 2016   THE AMAZING MAZE OF VENICE - We started the day by finding our way through the maze of Venice to the Alla Ferrovia ferry and train station to catch a boat taxi around to San Marco.  Oh my, the splendor of the Doges Palace, and ...

San Nicola Island, San Domino, Italy travel blog

San Nicola Island

A travel blog entry by jomole

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After another hearty breakfast we went down to the harbour and took the ferry across to San Nicola island, a 5 minute trip. The island is smaller and is dominated by a large castle and the vegetation is completely different, having no trees - just ...

Venezia, Venezia - Pure romance, Italy travel blog

Venezia

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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Our journey slowly but surely was coming to an end.   We arrived at the ferry parking lot after following the signs towards Venice.  I've been searching for hours to find the location of our hotel again, but I can't ...

Capo Vaticano, Capo Vaticano - Azur blue waters, Italy travel blog

Capo Vaticano

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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... writing the review, you'll get only my part of the story.     I found prices in this part of Italy quite cheap, a glass of wine for 2.00 EUR?  After staying in Florence & Rome your wallet will voice a sigh ...

LAKE COMO / GOODBYE  ITALY, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

LAKE COMO / GOODBYE ITALY

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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... we stopped for lunch consuming our last Italian pasta and pizza before a quick perusal of the area. Thanks for the memories Italy, we had a wonderful adventure!  We enjoyed everything you had to offer, some of which included your food and in Norma's ...

Out on the beautiful blue sea and Amalfi, Positano, Italy travel blog

Out on the beautiful blue sea and Amalfi

A travel blog entry by ruthperelstein

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Today's we were off by 9 to meet our boat.  A very beautiful Italian wood 36" cruiser with, of course the requisite handsome Italian captain.  We went over to Nureyev's island, Li Galli, that is now owned by a company in Serrento. For a mere ...

Goodbye VENICE Hello VERONA, Verona, Italy travel blog

Goodbye VENICE Hello VERONA

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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After a sad farewell to Venice, we arrive in Verona and after checking in and some hand washing of laundry we walked near by to a local restaurant were we had a fabulous meal feasting on fresh Salads, Lasagne and Lobster Spaghetti washed down with a few ...

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