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ROYALITY FOR A DAY, Rome, Italy travel blog

ROYALITY FOR A DAY

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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ROYALTY FOR A DAY - About 1/2 hour out of Naples heading towards Rome we stumble across The Royal Palace of Caserta, the former royal residence of the Bourbon King of Naples. Construction started in 1752 with Baroque architectural style and comprises of ...

Pin Update, Venice, Italy travel blog

Pin Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Sorry to leave, Bari, Italy travel blog

Sorry to leave

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Beautiful morning. We took another walk round the island, visiting some of the bays we hadn't visited before. There were so many different shades of blue in the sea contrasting with the bright green of the pines, hundredsof lizards, butterflies, the ...

Tuscan country side, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Tuscan country side

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... But it brings us to where we have to go, and it had a little diesel engine, so it could probably drive us up and down Italy without refueling. Not that that is the plan, as Poggibionsi is only an hour out of Florence. It took us a bit to find the ...

Hurry to Bari, Bari, Italy travel blog

Hurry to Bari

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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29.7.06 The Sistine Chapel we didn't see. It was hot, humid and steamy in Rome but we had to make another trip into town to buy maps for the Asian countries we plan to enter. (The maps we have from Australia are not comprehensive enough and we should ...

Museumus Giganticious, Rome, Italy travel blog

Museumus Giganticious

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... it almost, just almost, makes you want to scream. That coupled with the mopeds and almost endless Police & ambulance sirens, makes Italy one noisy place. · Well rested Between Friday (our first night in the city) and Saturday night (my birthday) we ...

Bold and Italicized, Venice, Italy travel blog

Bold and Italicized

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... ). In fact, Rick Steves and Under the Tuscan Sun have almost single-handedly filled these two particular areas of Italy with Americans scuttling around on frantic two week trips eating pesto in unhealthy amounts, stomping around the paved streets in giant ...

Our day with the camera people at the Vatican, Vatican City, Italy travel blog

Our day with the camera people at the Vatican

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... said that she spoke only English and a bit of Slovak. The next thing you know, she was giving directions in Slovak to two Czechs in Italy, while a Canadian stood by.     We didn't have the camera with us at the Vatican.       ...

'BURIED IN HISTORY' AT POMPEII, Naples, Italy travel blog

'BURIED IN HISTORY' AT POMPEII

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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POMPEII - The 3 men went to Pompeii whilst Norma and I remained behind to rest.  There aim was to see both Pompeii and the Ruins of Herculaneum but it took them 4 - 5 hours just to see Pompeii and they never made it to Herculaneum.   Near the ...

Bologna ... it's more than just sandwich meat, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna ... it's more than just sandwich meat

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... inexpensive and the perfect complement. While in America, people tend to think drinking at lunch makes you an alcoholic, in Italy it is perfectly acceptable. Living in an Italian city without many tourists meant we really did need to know some words ...

VISIT TO HOSPITAL IN NAPLES, Naples, Italy travel blog

VISIT TO HOSPITAL IN NAPLES

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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A TRIP TO HOSPITAL - Well, it finally came to a head! The constant walking, extreme heat and humidity together with my injuries have made my feet and legs so bad with swelling and bruising and now the sudden onset of chest pain, left us with the decision ...

The Italian job done, pt 1, Fiumicino, Italy travel blog

The Italian job done, pt 1

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... and wine, suited waiters and fresh table cloths, the proper job and they didn't even look down at us in our scruffs, as I said Italy is easily forgiven. So then it was a last dash along the coast to Rome, we did Rome last year and saw the driving from ...

Shopping with the ladies, Sorrento, Italy travel blog

Shopping with the ladies

A travel blog entry by ruthperelstein

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Our last day on the Almafi coast, Madeline and Leslie, the intrepid shoppers, enticed me to Sorrento for a shopping expedition. It is where our hostess Maria shops.  We catch the local bus in the rain and it is completely full.  The three of us ...

Straighten Up, Pisa, Italy travel blog

Straighten Up

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... well and we've had no issues thus far in the country communicating with the locals. Btw, the ability to speak English in Italy grants you certain privileges (don't know what they are though) and puts you higher in the social pecking order. But that's the ...

Layover in Rome..., Rome, Italy travel blog

Layover in Rome...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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We have to leave to catch a ferry so we can make our flight to Rome and move on to Ibiza, even though neither of us wants to leave.  We make it to the ferry JUST in time but get to the airport with plenty of time to spare before our flight. We ...

Torino Ice 2005, Turin, Italy travel blog

Torino Ice 2005

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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The European Figure Skating Championships were going to be in Turin at the end of January and it's probably the closest I'll ever get to the Worlds or Olympics, so I decided to go. We'd been to Turin before so I wasn't too worried that I would be ...

FOCUS OF TRIP: MEDITATION, Amalfi, Italy travel blog

FOCUS OF TRIP: MEDITATION

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... have no ambition.  Maybe I wouldn´t have to pay for a ferry off Corsica, and I could just levitate myself back to Italy, during a really good samadhi? I think the world that awaits the meditator is as vast and amazing as the one we want and think ...

MICHELANGIOLO'S   'CREATION', Florence, Italy travel blog

MICHELANGIOLO'S 'CREATION'

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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MICHELANGIOLO BUONARROTI -  As our hotel is positioned directly across the road from the Arno River, we decided to walk to the bus stop via the bridge enjoying the greenery along the way. We were only 3 stops to the Piazza Michelangiolo the perfect ...

Pisa and Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre, Italy travel blog

Pisa and Cinque Terre

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Good news is I got the apartment. I start Italian lessons tomorrow morning, and move into the apartment in the afternoon. The sisters, Adele and Elena, seem really nice. I spent the weekend hiking between the villages in Cinque Terre, and stopped off in ...

The Renaissance Migraine, Florence, Italy travel blog

The Renaissance Migraine

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... the last entry was 'ossified' when describing its status within the country) and thus we feel we didn't see the 'real' Italy, albeit still with a serious touristy twist, until we got here to Florence. Therefore, we suspect our following observations from ...

Black ninjas in a white world, Samone, Italy travel blog

Black ninjas in a white world

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... Martino Bnb, in Panzano in Chianti in Tuscany). Lucky we did, as at long last we got to see something super pretty in Italy, that wasn’t a poster in a hairdresser’s window. Italian’s are so well dressed and groomed (adding shoes to the ...

Taormina, Taormina, Italy travel blog

Taormina

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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OK, so we found out where all of the tourists are in Sicily.  They are all packed into a centuries old cobblestone village home to a mere 10,000 people.  Taormina is the full package.  It is beautifully situated perched precariously on a ...

Buono Pasqua, Cinque Terre, Italy travel blog

Buono Pasqua

A travel blog entry by hess

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The Cinque Terre or the 5 lands in English.  Beautiful, quaint fishing villages clinging to the side of the sheer rock faces as the Mediterranean gentle laps the base of those cliffs.  Over-run with American tourists but also a fave for ...

Livin' La Dolce Vita, The Tuscany, Italy travel blog

Livin' La Dolce Vita

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... Italy couldn't treat us any better, we arrived at La Cerreta on June 1. Before leaving the states, we had joined Italy's WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms (see www.wwoof.it for more info). WWOOF arranges opportunities for city slickers like us to ...

Off to the center of the universe (Rome), Rome, Italy travel blog

Off to the center of the universe (Rome)

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We have a late checkout today, and that is a good thing as our train to Rome leaves around six o clock. In the morning I do some work while Linda is researching our options for Greece or Turkey. And before we know it it is noon already. We had our minds ...

All roads lead to Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

All roads lead to Rome

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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All roads lead to Rome, so the story goes. And a lot of stories Rome has! This ancient city was built on thousands of years of mythology, bloodshed, heroes, villains, crazy eccentric rulers and inventors to what today is a probably one of the most ...

Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy travel blog

Cagliari

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... . After a good walk-about and sampling some fabulous regional wine in our room that had a plastic covered mattress (again this is Italy of course), we headed to a terrace restaurant in the main square for some more pizza and a break from the 35-degree ...

FLAVIAN AMPHITHEATRE better known as the COLOSSEUM, Rome, Italy travel blog

FLAVIAN AMPHITHEATRE better known as the COLOSSEUM

A travel blog entry by loving_family

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COLOSSEUM (COLOSSEO) -  As you walked out of Colosseo Station, it was there, right smack dab in front of you, breathtaking and spectacular - THE COLOSSEUM!   Mind you, so were the illegals selling everything from selfie sticks to bottles of ...

Moving on, Foggia, Italy travel blog

Moving on

A travel blog entry by jomole

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We spent the morning in Matera, again exploring the small streets and visiting an area that hasn't been restored in any way.  We then drove to the opposite side of the ravine, from where you can see the town and get an idea of just how many caves ...

Saints can be so interesting, Siena, Italy travel blog

Saints can be so interesting

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... old head of Catherine Benincasa.    Elenka and I won't complete this journey until we've traveled all the way to Transylvania in search of Dracula's Castle. If only we'd known that Italy held such macabre treasures.         ...

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