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ciao a italia, Stresa, Italy travel blog

ciao a italia

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... train schedule And I buy my ticket I pour a drink And I hop on board And I wonder where I'll be Spanky's leaving Italy Sun so bright Monkey shriek, gelati On a Saturday night Leaving Italy Leaving for good, for good Spanky's leaving for ...

"Little Cloud"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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A train today from one end of the Cinque Terre to the other - Monterosso - the largest and most commercialised of the five villages. It also boasts a beach although not a beach as we would consider it! The end with the smaller rocks and pebbles was roped ...

Venice, Venice, Italy travel blog

Venice

A travel blog entry by tavini

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On the pilgrim's trail (and tales of a bungee), Monte St Angelo, Italy travel blog

On the pilgrim's trail (and tales of a bungee)

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... in a Crusade or two and definitely embarked on regular pilgrimages to shrines dedicated to their patron saint, St Michael, located in Italy, France and southern England. So to share the old-worlde spirit of the 14th century right now in the 21st century, ...

Map Pin Update, Arezzo, Italy travel blog

Map Pin Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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"Imagine"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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Imagine a town with an over-the-top Gothic cathedral started in 1100 and something, streets and alleys with surprises around every corner and the whole thing ringed by a mediaeval wall. We had that today in Siena, with sunshine and coffee added for ...

Rome, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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Wow.  Rome.  The word evokes emotions long before you even think about stepping into its chaotic, historical wonders.  So funny that we were here a couple weeks ago for dinner.  That was a late night foray into the city center, on a ...

St. Francis and the Dying City, Assisi and Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy travel blog

St. Francis and the Dying City

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We went to Assisi for a day and camped for the first time at a great campground on the side of the mountain.  There's lots of good camping in Assisi - I think for the pilgrims.  After checking in and getting the "you want to camp???  ...

Roma Aeterna, Rome, Italy travel blog

Roma Aeterna

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Even I as a historian (I guess I can call myself that now!) would be hard-pressed to think of another city with a more storied past, or one that has had more influence on the world, from a political, religious and cultural standpoint than Rome. We ...

"Awake is the New Sleep"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... wood plus costume and, with packing, would have added considerable weight to an overweight bag that is yet to travel a few stops in Italy that will require much lifting. One shop did offer postage at 1,000 euro - AU$60! So instead, I settled for ...

Pope-a-liscous, Vatican City, Vatican City travel blog

Pope-a-liscous

A travel blog entry by itsem

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A trip to the Vatican basically seems to involve queuing. A very long wait to get inside and the only things around to entertain us a bunch of squalling kids and a wall. Now its lucky for that wall, because we had heard there was a little tunnel within ...

Rome in a Day, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome in a Day

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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Rome: December 2000: I had a bone to pick with the Romans after ill-treating Boudicca and ravaging our country leaving nothing but civilisation, mosaics and straight roads. Unfortunately for the Romans and Rome they thenselves were later to fall foul ...

Roma, Rome, Italy travel blog

Roma

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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28.7.06 Roma, Italy Des fixed a power lead to our vehicle so I could go on typing on my laptop for the 'Pod'. He bought an Italian adaptor and fitted it to the end of our existing power cord so it would fit to caravan park power. We had been using the ...

Suprise, its Venice!, Venice, Italy travel blog

Suprise, its Venice!

A travel blog entry by itsem

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A surprise weekend for young Adrian (he knew we were going somewhere but didn't know where till we checked in..) meant a return trip to the romance of Venice. Voted Number One city in the world by such reputable travellers as Tracey Gigg... Don't ...

Pretty Island in Venice, Burano, Italy travel blog

Pretty Island in Venice

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Adrian insisted we were getting on the right ferry (from Island Murano back to Venice) but we weren't.. and so we went on a side trip to the very pretty island of Burano. Burano is supposed to be known for its lace, but not being a person so ...

Drive by Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Drive by Palermo

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... a little different. Next entry -> off to Tunis(ia) I didn't know... That Sicily is a semi-autonomous state of Italy, nor that the flag I included in the recent Syracuse entry is their triskelion (from the Greek "three-legged") flag. The ...

Finding a language school in Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Finding a language school in Florence

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... until May. However today I had a look at another place sharing with two Italian sisters from Calabria (the toe of the boot of Italy(. I could move in on Monday, but they are showing some other people around and will let me know tomorrow if I can have ...

Michaelangelo and the leaning tower of Pizza, Florence, Italy travel blog

Michaelangelo and the leaning tower of Pizza

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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We caught the train to Florence and hopped off in Pisa to visit the leaning tower. Smaller than you imagine but certainly leaning, it was one of those icons we felt we should see. We snapped the obligatory photos, ate the obligatory pasta and jumped ...

Off to Croatia..., Ancona, Italy travel blog

Off to Croatia...

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... just said (in Italian) 'I'm English', and he thankfully went away, after saying English, English.... Odd-ball.  The trains in Italy seem so much better than the ones in England from my experience, and so much cheaper: it was over 3 hours to get from ...

Pirates of the Mediterranean, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Pirates of the Mediterranean

A travel blog entry by twittg

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I'm in Sicily now having just spent the last few days on a sailboat going around the Mediterranean a bit. I think I may have expected too much beforehand - beautiful beaches, cool islands, hot weather, that sort of thing. The sailboat was probably about ...

Syracuse: an expedition indeed, Syracuse, Italy travel blog

Syracuse: an expedition indeed

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Syracuse, toward the southern tip of Sicily, was a major power in the ancient world, which is why the name probably sounds familiar even if you haven't the foggiest where it is. I didn't either but from what I'd heard on the grapevine I thought I should ...

AN ENDLESS SEARCH FOR GELATO, Siena, Italy travel blog

AN ENDLESS SEARCH FOR GELATO

A travel blog entry by bowz

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... , and we enjoyed watching other people being attacked by killer pigeons in the Piazza. An interesting parallel between Hong Kong and Italy: fake Louis Vuitton and Gucci purses are everywhere - often sold directly in front of the real stores (and probably ...

"Wish You Were Here"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... tacky tourist glass. Less of the red, green or blue with gold paint and new novelties to grab the tourist dollar this time around. Packing up tonight for tomorrow's marathon four-train trek across the width of Italy to Riomaggiore on the Cinque ...

Carnival in Castrovillari, Castrovillari, Calabria, Italy travel blog

Carnival in Castrovillari

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Castrovillari (CS): Carnival - Pollino Carnival and International Folklore Festival. Enogastronomic exhibitions, concerts, serenades in the evocative corners of the ancient village and the three traditional processions of floats and masked groups are ...

Back to Normality....but Not for Long., Lanciano, Italy travel blog

Back to Normality....but Not for Long.

A travel blog entry by zento

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So after 4 days of Italy the time came to pack up and fly back to London to start the same weekly routine.  It's always so depressing when the good times end and you have to go back to work, especially when you hate your job.  I ...

San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Went to San Gimignano today. It's a cute little town, perched high on a hill overlooking the Tuscan countryside, and is famous for it's medieval towers (they wer built by powerful families, and were a sign of wealth). Only 13 towers remain, but at one ...

Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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IMH: 'Blessed with beauty, wine and an unparalleled artistic legacy, Tuscany's a region that largely lives up to its press. Its fabled rolling landscapes have long been considered the embodiment of rural chic.'   Our campsite in Florence was ...

Mama mia, Italia!, Venice, Italy travel blog

Mama mia, Italia!

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... signs of water damage and disrepair and then by foot, exploring the many little alleys and squares. Our first two days in Italy were also spent enjoying Italian cuisine... pizza, pasta, pizza, pasta... all washed down with delicious (and cheap) vino. ...

Venice: Fireballs and Hangovers, Venice, Italy travel blog

Venice: Fireballs and Hangovers

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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We took the toll road north from Florence towards Venice. When we got to Bologna we somehow managed to take the wrong turn and started heading towards Milan. The first exit we came to was 15 km later, a quick illegal u-turn later and 15 km back and we ...

Firenze, Firenze - Home of David, Italy travel blog

Firenze

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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Firenze (Florence): I've been to Florence 5 times and it's a beautiful city.  Small alleys leading to big piazzas and high buildings.  The high buildings cause me personally a bit of distress due to my complete lack of any sense of ...

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