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Italy great view even better from the ivory towers, Trieste, Italy travel blog

Italy great view even better from the ivory towers

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... a bit more history! So when my Dad said he planned to come over to Italy for a week to see us and go camping somewhere in Italy or Slovenia we decided to go to Croatia while we wait for his flight and maybe we will give Italy another go when he gets ...

"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 ...

Lovely (but sinking) city of Venice.., Venice, Italy travel blog

Lovely (but sinking) city of Venice..

A travel blog entry by itsem

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We only had time for a quick stop in Venice, but did our best to cram as much in as possible, a loooooong day. Firstly a Gondola ride, the Romance of it all was a bit overwhelming as Tracey, several other girls and I, went around in a Gondola. It was ...

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 ...

Roma, Roma - The eternal city, Italy travel blog

Roma

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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Oh what a city! If I could have I would have changed our itinerary.  I would have shortened our stay in Florence from 5 nights to 3 and extend Rome from 3 nights to 5.  This city is incredible (and incredibly hot - beware!).  There's so ...

Pompei, Pompei - The lost city, Italy travel blog

Pompei

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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After leaving Rome we drove south to our next destination: Capo Vaticano and the beautiful azure blue waters of the Calabria region.  But not so fast, how could we possibly not stop at Pompeii?  Right, we couldn't, so we stopped and let ...

Sicily, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Sicily

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Short trip to Sicily - Cheap flights Stanstead-Palermo on Ryan Air. One day and night in Palermo, then hopped on the train just along the coast to Cefalu where we did very little except sit on the beach by day and stuff ourselves with Pizza, fresh ...

Map Pin Update, Milan, Italy travel blog

Map Pin Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Map Pin Update, Florence, Italy travel blog

Map Pin Update

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Guess What? More Canals!, Venice, Italy travel blog

Guess What? More Canals!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Because we couldn`t get two nights at the same hotel we had to move to a different one but we already checked to see where exactly it was the night before so we knew where to go. There is lots of things to see in Venice like churches and museums but we ...

My what a big Gelati you have.., Florence, Italy travel blog

My what a big Gelati you have..

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Ditching off the cultural tour of Florence we ended up just walking around on our own, but did check out David (Michelangelo's) but he was having a few repairs so was mostly hidden by scaffolding. We ended up constantly walking past the same merry ...

The Eternal City, Rome, Italy travel blog

The Eternal City

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... Steps were excellent in the late afternoon with a bottle of bubbly. From there we went to the biggest outdoor concert in Italy, outside St. John Lateran and grooved to all sorts of Italian bands, including there version of Linkin Park. We ate well ...

Venice, Italy, Venice, Italy travel blog

Venice, Italy

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... we saw an opera. La Traviata is a classic Italian tragedy and is possibly the most famous opera in Venice if not all of Italy. The show was in a very small personal setting with a chamber Orchestra sitting just one row in front of us and the stage so ...

Too hot to think of witty titles at the moment, Rome, Italy travel blog

Too hot to think of witty titles at the moment

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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We bought a train ticket to Rome. It gave us a ride on a bus to Chiusi instead. Admittedly it was a very scenic ride along the ridges of Tuscan hills through Tuscan villages to Chiusi where it met a train. But it was not fast and it was very ...

David Has Big Hands, Pisa, Italy travel blog

David Has Big Hands

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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One hour by train from Florence the town of Pisa well known world wide for it's Leaning Tower. Obviously we wanted to see one of the wonders of the world, although to be fair we didn't actually know it was one until we read it on a sign next to the ...

Days Like These, Rome, Italy travel blog

Days Like These

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... free call number for Iberia, an affiliate with QANTAS, and pointed out the payphones across the road. Just one slightly major problem, in Italy all the public phones use cards, no coins and it seems that no one sells the cards required to use them. So ...

Siracusa, Syracuse, Italy travel blog

Siracusa

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Siracusa is without question one of the most historically important places on the planet. As mentioned in our previous entry, countless military forces have invaded Sicily over time. Siracusa has often been the first port of call for the invading ...

Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo..., Verona, Italy travel blog

Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo...

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... of their own lover's (including ours). The city just feels romantic.  The old town is perfectly laid out with Italy's first pedestrian only streets lined with beautiful buildings, ancient ruins, and gelato shops.  Maybe that is why Shakespeare ...

Hot and spicy in Sicily, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Hot and spicy in Sicily

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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After a couple of months of Italian classes I was starting to get itchy feet again. The apartment had been lovely- so nice to have a home base, a kitchen, a washing machine and a chance to spread out. Gemma and Subana were in town, so we celebrated with ...

breezy toscano living, Montefollonico, Italy travel blog

breezy toscano living

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... rest of the afternoon. - great little leather shop with really nice stuff; the old crafts and trades are kept alive all over Italy in a myriad of small scale, high quality businesses. - had a really good chat with the owner, very interesting bloke. ...

The Night Italy Won the World Cup, Amalfi, Italy travel blog

The Night Italy Won the World Cup

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... we laughed our way through a bottle of limoncello. I do remember seeing a couple of plays on a tv in a nearby cafe, but when Italy kicked that last shoot out goal, I was drunkenly running to the beach with Carolyn and Eef in tow. When we arrived on the ...

Pompeii : A Two Thousand Year Journey, Pompeii, Italy travel blog

Pompeii : A Two Thousand Year Journey

A travel blog entry by zento

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... ; We woke up at 4:30am for the 4 hour drive to the Bay of Naples, one of the best archaeological sites in all of Italy. As our long car trip came close to its end we recognized Mount Vesuvius looming dark and powerful above Naples and all the surrounding ...

Rome in 3 Days, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome in 3 Days

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We'd spoken about getting our train tickets to Rome the night before and our hesitation was a huge school boy error! All that was left were 2 first class tickets - no regionali secondi class - we were high-fliers all the way! We were acosted at the ...

Best Pizza in the World, Naples, Italy travel blog

Best Pizza in the World

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... For starters, this is where Pizza was invented and you can have the best pizza in the world.  Ever since I've been in Italy, I've been having pizza at least twice a day.  That's because it's the cheapest and the most convenient option out ...

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