Monthly Archives: May 2012

Travel in Italy – Cinque Terre

Thursday May 10 The ship docked in Livorno this morning and Sue and I are both taking a tour to the Cinque Terre. I am very impressed with the efficiency of the cruise ship personnel in organizing the tours and … Continue reading

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Back from Italy

After almost 3 weeks in Italy I am back home in Florida. I had a great time and it went by fast since I was on the go so much. There was not much free time for writing or editing … Continue reading

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Sweet Treats in Rome

I had to share a few photos of sweet treats or dolci, from Bar Quadrani in Trastevere in Rome. Maybe you can see why this is one of my favorite places in Rome!

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Travel in Italy- Mediterranean Cruise

The shuttle came at noon to pick us up to go to Civitavecchia and I met the other passengers with whom I had been corresponding on Cruise Critic. Everyone was reallly nice and excited about the cruise. We boarded the … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – Rome’s Coolest Neighborhood – Trastevere

Wednesday May 9 I got up early and was out walking before 9am. I walked to my favorite neighborhood in Rome, Trastevere, looking for Bar Quadrani, my favorite place for a cappuccino and dolci in the morning. Well I walked … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – Taxis in Rome

Tuesday May 8 At 9 pm we arrived at the Rome train station and went outside to grab a taxi. There was a line of taxis and a man told us to follow him for the taxi and said it … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – Leaving Verona

Monday May 7 It’s a gorgeous day in Verona. The sun is shining and it is supposed to be in the low 70’s. After breakfast and my morning cappuccino Sue and I walked to Piazza Bra to get the Hop … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – Verona

We arrived in Verona by 5:30 and took a taxi to Hotel Accademia where we were greeted by the very pleasant Sara at the reception desk. She informed us that we had been upgraded to a superior room and that … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – Leaving Lake Como

Sunday May 6 It’s still raining and it’s 45 degrees outside. Today we are taking the train to Verona and hopefully the weather will improve. I can’t believe how cold I feel. It’s probably the dampness along with the wind. … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – Lake Como Towns – Menaggio and Lenno

The shops were closed in Menaggio since it was the middle of the afternoon so we stopped in at a pasticceria and I tried a slice of cake which is typical for the region particularly Como. It was made with … Continue reading

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