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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

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Florence pin ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Neptune's Grotto, Alghero, Italy travel blog

Neptune's Grotto

A travel blog entry by zento

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`You can come back in half and hour when the tour starts, the chunky man at the ticket booth smiled as he raised his face towards the sky, `in the meantime have a nice walk, enjoy the sun, the sea... The sky he was motioning to was dotted with a few ...

Rome: random wanderings in the eternal city, Rome, Italy travel blog

Rome: random wanderings in the eternal city

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the return visit). This is definitely one sight that should be done at night. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Italy mate and thanks for a pleasant evening! The rest of my time spent here was computer related so a headache all around. An ...

Bosa, Sardegna (Sardinia), Bosa, Sardegna (Sardinia), Italy travel blog

Bosa, Sardegna (Sardinia)

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... Back in Alghero we joined the evening passagiata and treated ourselves to some decadent home-made ice-creams... A holiday in Italy just would not be complete without trying the local "gelato". Our penultimate day in Alghero was spent ...

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 ...

Final Thoughts and Images From Italy, Florence, Italy travel blog

Final Thoughts and Images From Italy

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... . Very similar to the absinthe incident in Salema, Portugal which you'll have to ask him about. But, seriously, my memories of Italy are fresh, clear, and wonderful. The photos with this entry are random shots from the two months that don't fit in ...

Tortoreto Lido, Tortoreto Lido - Costa Azura + Bang for your buck, Italy travel blog

Tortoreto Lido

A travel blog entry by schlossie

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... tourist beach.  Rows and rows of bright colorful sunloungers that cost extra (which is normal). If we go on another Italy vacation we would definetely like to see this area again. Mountains on one side, beautiful beaches on the other ...

"Sticky Fingers"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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After the trials of yesterday, this morning started with a 9.30am sleep-in and scrambled eggs courtesy of Roberto's supplies. With map and guidebook in hand, we then headed out into the Rome traffic - a skill yet to be mastered. With traffic that ...

"Deja Vu"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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After weeks of entries filled with news, Rome is seeming a bit ho-hum. Reached the stage of "ho-hum another basilica with ancient frescos" and "not another ruin..." Not motivated to take photos of yet another marble masterpiece and the glimpses of human ...

Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Chris' mom and Dad visit: Italy and France, Venice, Italy travel blog

Chris' mom and Dad visit: Italy and France

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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In September, Chris' mom and dad visited. It was off to Italy through Switzerland. Melanie joined us in Venice and Vincenza for a four day weekend in the two week trip. Here is what Chris' mom Martha had to say about the trip: "We hit a number ...

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