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Pompeii - beautiful, extrodinary - yet terrifying, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii - beautiful, extrodinary - yet terrifying

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... such a young age. Finally in Pompeii after 45 minutes packed in a train with death heat! haha. Twas a hot day in southern Italy. Well... Pompeii was AWESOME! Not what i expected at all though. It looked alot like normal ruins (as thats how they've ...

Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre, Italy travel blog

Cinque Terre

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... and is famous for the five small villages that are perched on the cliffs of a small stretch of coastline in the west of Italy. Cliffside villages and campgrounds don't go together that well, so we stayed at the next town further west, Levanto. We went ...

Casentino and the battle of Poppi, Poppi, Italy travel blog

Casentino and the battle of Poppi

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We went to Poppi (which Sara calls Poopi) because it was the home of the Guidos.  We hoped to see some guidos, but couldn't find any.  I think they were hiding.  We visited their giant castle in Poopi and saw the dungeon where they ...

The Hills Are Alive!! - Day 2, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

The Hills Are Alive!! - Day 2

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We planned to stop and swim and see the lake, but it was raining so hard when we got here, we looked at the map and kept on driving all the way back to France.  No pics, no stories. (S) Seriously...why is it always raining on ...

Roma day 3 and the last full day :(, Rome, Italy travel blog

Roma day 3 and the last full day :(

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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We'd foolishly kind of forgotten it was Sunday today, so public transport was a bit of a bitch, we had to wait for ages to get on a bus from the campsite, and then it was a free-for-all when it finally arrived, we were crushed in like sardines.  The ...

Little Black Airplane Clouds, Florence, Italy travel blog

Little Black Airplane Clouds

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We made it!  Only took two days.  Fog delay into Salt Lake.  Missed connection.  Equipment delay into Atlanta, missed connection by 2 minutes.  Grrr.  Overnight in Atlanta's finest airport inn, which might have rented by ...

Walking through St Marks sq under water :o), Venice, Italy travel blog

Walking through St Marks sq under water :o)

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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The very next day we headed to Venice and had a look around. The weather was still not the best and was raining a bit... Atleast the thunder and lightning had disapeared. We pretty much walked around all day long. We saw the San Marco which was ...

Remarkable & romantic Venice, Venice, Italy travel blog

Remarkable & romantic Venice

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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IMH: The route from Munich to Venice was nothing short of breathtaking! We drove through some of the most beautiful Austrian landscapes that also took us to St Johann in Tirol for a short stop and just enough time to stroll through the town. The route ...

Still Ringing, Venice, Italy travel blog

Still Ringing

A travel blog entry by collenberg

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Palazo La Scala, cute hotel half way between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Four stories, twelve rooms and a big blond Italian lady who cooks us breakfast every morning. We have a room on the top floor with old wooden beams, a wee bit of a ...

Rendezvous Above Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Rendezvous Above Firenze

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... the Oltrarno (which means beyond the Arno - or across the river) for some snacks and of course some delicious Moretti beer - Italy's best. I climbed the hill to the piazza and walked around the souvenir vendors and tourists. Chad joined me and after a ...

Crazy Connections and a Surprise Visit to Tunisia, In Transit, Italy travel blog

Crazy Connections and a Surprise Visit to Tunisia

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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I was up at 6am on Tuesday 23rd March for an early morning cycle to the airport, 5 km away. The manager and some of Tex other residents were already up. The hostel also houses workers. It took just under 30 minutes to pack Tex bike and gear for the ...

Different, Naples, Italy travel blog

Different

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... feeling you could be, and should be, somewhere else. Somewhere, well... 'different'. Naples has everything we'd experienced in Italy so far - traffic, noise, people, dirt, graffiti - just here everything was exaggerated exponentially. All that aside, it ...

Hello Pope!, Vatican, Vatican City travel blog

Hello Pope!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... half of it we headed out to find a restaurant for lunch. Down the road we found a place and tucked into the best meal in Italy so far. It was just what we were after. In the afternoon, with the sun setting, we headed over to the famous Colosseum to ...

Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... Teatro Massimo, a grand neoclassical theatre that took over 20 years to build and was opened in 1897 to celebrate the unification of Italy. It is also the place where the final scene in The Godfather III was filmed. We were more that content to simply ...

Venice, Italy, Venice, Italy travel blog

Venice, Italy

A travel blog entry by akawally

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What a great day. We left our hotel and headed for Venice, with rain clouds still hanging above. But they didn't stay around long, yielding to the blue sky and warm spring sun - exactly what we needed on our first visit to Venice. At first look, I ...

A few photos from Fiesole, Fiesole, Italy travel blog

A few photos from Fiesole

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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A pretty quiet week for me as I came down with a nasty cold when I got back from the Amalfi coast. I took a few days off school and am now almost better. My housemates are away for another couple of days, so the house is quiet too. But the weather is ...

Dead Wrinkly Guy, Florence, Italy travel blog

Dead Wrinkly Guy

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We jumped on a train to Florence after a bit of a sleep in arriving a few hours later. As we were aimlessly wandering out of the station a guy with a cigar hanging out of his mouth approached us asking if we needed a place to stay. Replying with a ...

Verona, Italy, Verona, Italy travel blog

Verona, Italy

A travel blog entry by akawally

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Today we took a day trip to Verona, IT - about an hour drive at a steady 140kph. At one point, I think I was doing about 160kph when I looked in my mirror and saw two cop cars flashing lights right on my tail. As I moved to the right, they zoomed by ...

Picnic - Palmerino style, Florence, Italy travel blog

Picnic - Palmerino style

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... Plan B - I'll make my broccoli salad and you'll make meatballs. Well, it turns out, broccoli can be be found in Italy, but regular bacon, cheddar cheese and sunflower seeds, all essential in broccoli salad, are a bit sparse. Like nonexistent. I spent one ...

The Italian job done, pt 2, Como, Italy travel blog

The Italian job done, pt 2

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... was easy on the eye. We thought we would stop at a lake to check out the free camping situation further north, lake Bolsena. Italy does lakes well, as with the north most of the bigger lakes are larger than some of the small countries in Europe, they are ...

Off to Roma!!, Rome, Italy travel blog

Off to Roma!!

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Well, it was off to Rome today to meet up with my mates, so I thought I'd make an early start.  We'd had thunder storms in the night which had bizarrely worked their way into my dreams, which turned into an apocalyptic scenario where the world was ...

Vatican and St. Peter's Basillica, WOW, Rome, Italy travel blog

Vatican and St. Peter's Basillica, WOW

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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The day we ended up deciding to go to the Vatican and see the museums and the square and basillica was both a good and bad day. On one hand the vatican had been closed for two days so we couldn't have gotten in till this day anyway but on the downside ...

Being Hotel Bums in Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Being Hotel Bums in Rome

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our last full day in Rome we didn't accomplish much because we were in the lobby in our hotel doing planning for the Spain portion of our trip which was coming up quickly. Our biggest problem was that we wanted to just sit on a beach in Valencia first ...

Marina de Grossetto, Marina de Grossetto, Italy travel blog

Marina de Grossetto

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... gets the angles right. As if you'd do that. It's not like it's a pyramid or a fountain in Geneva. We left Italy's greatest construction mistake to the hordes of tourists and street vendors, and continued south looking for a campground by the beach on ...

Grazie Italia, Brindisi, Italy travel blog

Grazie Italia

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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What a wonderful three weeks!  We managed to consume so much history.  We experienced a more than healthy share of ancient history, gastronomic history, and even family history.  We, strolled around old towns, hiked into mountains, sipped ...

In Rome and the Sun in shining!!, Rome, Italy travel blog

In Rome and the Sun in shining!!

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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Well, as i woke up with my back acheing from the crappy mattress, i peered out the window into the Roman sky and saw the sun shining in a cloudless sky. The pain immediatly went away and i was smiling with the thought of getting out there again. Once ...

The Hills Are Alive!! - day 1, Val di Funes and Val Gardena, Italy travel blog

The Hills Are Alive!! - day 1

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) The Schippers directed us down through the Dolomites to get back to Cap d'Ail.  We drove through one breathtaking valley after another and except for one almost homicidal conflict in the Val di Sole at midnight after driving for several hours in ...

Singapore to Rome via bloody Heathrow, Rome, Italy travel blog

Singapore to Rome via bloody Heathrow

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... seat and a good one too!  AOK.  We also had to show our cruise documents as we need to show a departure from Italy and had no onward flights.  No problems with the 25kg bag (2nd Qantas Club test) and the bags were checked right through to ...

Photos of Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Photos of Firenze

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Venice, Venice, Italy travel blog

Venice

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Venice is a city of cutstone streets and alleys. A major canal dissects the city and numerous smaller ones run off it. Little and big foot bridges, hundreds, perhaps a thousand, span the canals. There are no automobiles in Venice. I could perch myself ...

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