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In the county

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 | By bonitatango | Views [182]

we did a whirlwind day in Venice starting with a water taxi ride to our Secret Tour of the Doge Palace. A unique tour for sure especially seeing all the Medieval arm our and the "chastity belt". Jumped on a water boat to Murano  for a lunch. Quick ... Read more >

Tags: venice italy murano wine

An Italian guardian angel

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 | By marinamorais | Views [285]

                Anyone that has ever been to Venice will tell you it’s one of the most romantic places they have ever seen, meaning it’s got all the elements required: water, high prices and corny rides.... Read more >

Tags: budget trip, bus ride, guardian angel, italian, italy, piazza, venice

We're leaving on a jet plane Tuesday October 6

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 | By colandscott | Views [242]

Got collected from our hotel at 5.15am this morning, bound for the airport! The joy of international travel.  Rome has been a great way to end our holiday. It's a beautiful city and we've really enjoyed it. We have loved putting our journal ... Read more >


Tue, 6 Oct 2015 | By maddy_darling | Views [179]

On Sunday, we walked along the Dorsoduro (the quarter of Venice we are living in) to the Salute church and the Dogana.    

Rome Monday October 5

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 | By colandscott | Views [247]

Had a sleep in this morning, our last day in Rome. Took ourselves to the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Pantheon. We seem to be staying near the consular district, as on our way we walk by the US and Japanese embassies among others. They have immense ... Read more >

Train tickets Is not that easy

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 | By bonitatango | Views [198]

oh my gosh. getting our train tickets has taken an hour plus. The train travel will be faster. Trainitalia has a time limit on purchasing tickets which turns it into a game of speed typing. Plus Chase denys our purchase which sends us back to GO several ... Read more >

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Rome Sunday October 4

Sun, 4 Oct 2015 | By colandscott | Views [208]

Spent most of today at the Roman Forum and Colloseum. We had timed it poorly, the first Sunday of the month is free! There were so many people but it all seemed to work well. The outlook from the Palatine gave a great overview of the Roman ruins, and ... Read more >

Rome Saturday October 3

Sat, 3 Oct 2015 | By colandscott | Views [181]

By the time we woke this morning Hawthorn was well in control of the grand final, it started at 6.30am local time. Got score updates from the afl app, but the score didn't sound like it was too exciting. Except maybe for you Matt! We traveled to Rome ... Read more >

Naples Friday October 2

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 | By colandscott | Views [214]

Naples (Napoli) won the soccer last night and the city was a mass of fireworks! Woke up this morning to persistent rain. Unfortunately the forecast had been proven right. It suited Scott, who is still struggling to walk (despite the pain killers that ... Read more >

Naples Thursday October 1

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 | By colandscott | Views [231]

We were booked on a tour to Pompeii and Vesuvius today. It was raining a little,  but stopped before our tour. We were to be picked up at the front door of our hotel. When we got there,  it was a mass of Polizei! 4 vans were parked there plus ... Read more >

Naples Wednesday September 30

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 | By colandscott | Views [206]

We boarded the hop on - hop off bus and went up to Piazzale Michaelangelo. It sits across the Arno River with wonderful views over Florence. It is on the opposite side of the city to that of Fiesole that we been to on Monday. A bronze statue of David ... Read more >

Florence Tuesday September 29

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 | By colandscott | Views [210]

Scott was no better today so was time to see a doctor. After a referral for X rays, we then had to wait for results. Boarded the hop on - hop off bus again and were intending on going to lunch at a place recommended by Dan. Well, that was the idea, ... Read more >


Tue, 29 Sep 2015 | By pjandc | Views [120]

Como is cooler than previous spots we have visited. Maybe a scarf soon? It is a very pretty town with plenty of shops and laneways to explore. We took a ferry to Bellagio today.. It takes 2.5 hours but well worth it. The scenery is facinating and the ... Read more >

Photos: Como

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 | By pjandc | Photo Gallery

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Florence Monday September 28

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 | By colandscott | Views [198]

Hit a pretty major speed hump today, Scott woke up in intense pain from his left foot and couldn't put any weight on it. He wasn't going anywhere. Col played nurse for a bit but we were in Florence. She ventured out and took in the Ponte Vecchio, Palazio ... Read more >

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