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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 ...

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 ...

The city of Baroque, Merine Apulia, Italy travel blog

The city of Baroque

A travel blog entry by jomole

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We drove into Lecce and visited the old city.  And what an old city!  The whole place is like walking through a museum and is very beautiful.  It is built on top of earlier towns inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Normans.  After the ...

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 ...

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 ...

"Sharse Mum" - Photos for my mum

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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On our way down to Greece we stopped back in Rome to show Hannah and Campbell around. So these shots are for my mum, sites with the kids. FYI "sharse" or "show us" mum was the other response I got from the kids when I asked them to pose for photos. The ...

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 ...

To Pisa We Go, Pisa, Italy travel blog

To Pisa We Go

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our train didn't leave Rome till just after noon so we got to sleep in and took our time eating breakfast and checking out. After an uneventful and boring ride to Pisa we arrived around 4pm and found our hostel really easily. We were hit with a very ...

What!? The Tower Isn`t Made of Pizza? Those Liars!, Pisa, Italy travel blog

What!? The Tower Isn`t Made of Pizza? Those Liars!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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After a horrible sleep we got up a little tired in the morning. The first half of the night was swelteringly hot and so we had to keep the windows open but this just let the mosquitoes in so I (Jackie) woke up with a ton of bites, although once again ...

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy travel blog

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Since Florence was only a little over an hour by train we decided to go and see Michelangelo's David and lots of his other sculptures. Thankfully we arrived at the museum around 11:00am because the line tripled its size at 12:00pm, we did have to wait an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

James is No Longer Allowed to Book Things!, Rome, Italy travel blog

James is No Longer Allowed to Book Things!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We had until 3:30pm before we had to be on the train to Rome so we decided to do our favourite thing in Venice and just wander. This time we took a left after crossing the Rialto bridge instead of a right like the previous days. After some more narrow ...

Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and More, Rome, Italy travel blog

Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and More

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We walked to our new hotel in the morning and cooled down in the A/C  a bit before setting out and exploring  some of the sights that were in the area. We first went back to the train station though thinking we were going to purchase a Rome ...

In Transit to Slovenia, On the ferry and train, Italy travel blog

In Transit to Slovenia

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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... sailed at 7.30pm and I had a very peaceful night's sleep. We were due to dock at 10am. I was on deck quite early to watch Italy approach out of the mist. We were outside the harbour at 9.30 but had to wait for a container ship to leave. All the passengers ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Canals and Bridges, Venice, Italy travel blog

Canals and Bridges

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We woke up early to get ready to head of to Venice. My cousin Sylvia and her husband Dieter and their kids were also leaving for their vacation to Canada today to see family, so they get to see my (James') niece and everyone at home before we do, we are ...

Venezia, Venice, Italy travel blog

Venezia

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... have done their dash but Venice is totally worth it. Our hotel is one train stop away from the city centre of Venice, so very close. It is a one star hit, but it is in our budget range and we are here. Tommorrow we head back through Italy to Lyon, ...

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