Category Archives: Italy

The Colosseum and San Pietro in Vincoli on Sunday in Rome

Normally, when I am traveling, I tend to avoid the obvious draws.  For example, when I went to the Louvre in 2010, I walked right by the Mona Lisa.  And on this trip to Rome, I knew I was not … Continue reading

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Hop-on Hop-off Bus Highlights First Day in Rome Italy

You could call me anti-tourist, as ironic as it would be for me to be that way (considering how much traveling I do), and you wouldn’t be far from the truth.  So when Therese and I decided to do one … Continue reading

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Overview of Three Weeks in Rome and Venice Italy

After our month-long trip in July of 2016, we decided that we wanted to do another long trip like that.  This time, for the last three weeks of October, we visited Italy – one week staying at a Hilton Garden … Continue reading

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Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale: Venice for 2 days

Visiting the Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and some of Venice’s other incomparable sights was the preamble to our August 2011 cruise on Royal Caribbean.  Therese, her mother Eileen and I flew into Venice, took a van … Continue reading

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