Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cefalù

May 18 We drove to Cefalù and the timing could not have been any better. Our hotel was opposite a beautiful beach, and in fact the view from the balcony was the beach. A day of relaxation here was perfect … Continue reading

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Palermo by Day

May 18 After a good night’s sleep, we all wanted to walk around the center of Palermo for at least a few hours and enjoy what we could in the light of day. It actually was lovely, and I am … Continue reading

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Travel to Sicily

May 17 Today is a travel day, and by end of the day we will have used six different modes of transportation, including walking, taxi, train, bus, plane and rental car. The train ride is three hours to Milano, followed … Continue reading

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Visiting and Hiking the Cinque Terre Day 2

May 16 I have always wanted to go to the Cinque Terre, having seen the photos, watched videos, and heard Rick Steves talk about these five villages built into the cliffs along the sea in northern Italy, in the region … Continue reading

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The Cinque Terre

Sunday May 15 We took an early train to Levanto, which would be our base for two days in the Cinque Terre. It had stopped raining but we expected a day of rain and the sky looked as though the … Continue reading

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Milano with Rick and Monica

Saturday May 14 We caught up on our exercise, as we were on the streets of Milan from before 10 and walked until 4. No Metro today as we needed some exercise, and we walked down Corso Buenos Aires, which … Continue reading

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Rick and Monica arrived

Friday May 13 I took the Malpensa Shuttle bus to the airport to meet Rick and Monica! And it was wonderful to see them emerge from the doors after they went through customs. After more than four weeks traveling solo, … Continue reading

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Milano

Thursday May 12 I arrived at Milano Centrale at 9:30 am and met my friend Angela there. We had not seen each other since January of last year, when she went back to Italy after spending three months with me … Continue reading

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A Day in Bergamo

Wed May 11 I took the train to Bergamo this morning and was there by 10am. Then it was a short bus ride up the hill to Bergamo Alta, the upper part and historic center of Bergamo. My friend Olga … Continue reading

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Second Day in Verona

Tuesday May 10 Verona is easily a place where you can walk almost everywhere and see the main sights, but since I have a few days here I decided to buy a ticket for the Sightseeing Verona Hop On Hop … Continue reading

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