Category Archives: Reservations

A Different Type of Hotel Accommodation in Italy – Albergo Diffuso

I had never heard of the term albergo diffuso until I discovered that I was staying in one a few years ago in Italy. What I thought to be an agriturismo was in actuality an albergo diffuso. You’re probably thinking, … Continue reading

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Italy News – Another Transportation Strike in Italy

What’s new in Italy? Another 24 hour scheduled transportation strike today has affected travel in Rome, Venice, Naples, Palermo, Bari, Torino, and other cities across Italy. Seventy-five percent of Italy’s buses ground to a halt this morning, and even some … Continue reading

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Venice’s St. Mark’s Square Inundated Again with Flooding and Ice

I love Venice but I am glad I am not there now as the city and visitors have to deal once again with flooding and this time with ice too. Intrepid pedestrians navigate ice floes in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square … Continue reading

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Hotel Olimpico

May 20 In the morning Peppino was on duty in the breakfast room again with his smiling face. He was holding a  frying pan with four sunny side up eggs, decorated with a tomato in the middle. Breakfast at Hotel … Continue reading

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Long Driving Day in Italy

May 19 Before leaving Teresa’s I walked to Caffe’ Augusto where I remembered having delicious cannoli and cappuccino last year with my sister-in-law Monica. I couldn’t leave Sicily without a cannoli so I bought one and an assortment of Italian … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – A Great Day in Sicily

May 18 Taormina and Caltagirone After the luxury of a cruise, staying in hotels for one night at a time is not so appealing and probably not the best idea. Note to self for future trips: Plan better on this … Continue reading

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Traveling to Italy

May 2 and May 3 I boarded my flight from West Palm and we took off at 2:15, 20 minutes later than scheduled. I should land in Philadelphia about an hour or our and a half before my flight to … Continue reading

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Going to Puglia

I have a little over two weeks left until I leave for Italy and I am still figuring out  some of my itinerary for about two weeks. I finally decided on exploring the region of Puglia, which is in the … Continue reading

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Frecciarossa – Italy’s Fastest Train

I have just made reservations online to take the Frecciarossa from Rome to Salerno! This high-speed train  will get me there in just two hours as it travels at speeds up to 350 km an hour! The Trenitalia web site … Continue reading

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Sicilia and more

I know it has been awhile since I posted on this blog, but it’s not for lack of staying busy. I have finalized an itinerary and made reservations for Sicilia, and I am anticipating an exciting time traveling throughout the … Continue reading

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