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Cinque Terre-Here WE COME,First Stop, Manarola

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [607]

  We decide to take the boat to visit the quaint little towns which make up Cinque Terre. These are the five villages along the "Italian Riviera" that have gained fame as a result of their charm and beauty as well as for the rugged paths that ... Read more >

Around Town La Spezia Italy

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [647]

La Spezia is a nice little town for recuperating from a car accident. It has lots of old buildings which are decorated with colonnades and this makes it possible to walk a fair distance in the shade. There are also lots of benches for a quick rest.... Read more >

Porte Venere/ Colorful Italy

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [827] | Comments [2]

Porto Venere is a lovely little town very close by so we decided to try taking the 30 minute bus ride over the hills. (I wouldn't have to wear a seat-belt and we wouldn't have to worry about parking.) Good choices. The ride was pleasant and there was ... Read more >

Would you believe, no you probably won't!

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [670] | Comments [3]

After a great, very port intensive cruise through southern Italy and the highlights of the Greek Isles as well as Athens, we arrived back in Rome. We picked up our car and we were making our way from Rome to the apartment we had rented ... Read more >

Sailing, sailing and yes, there are quiet places on the ship where you can get away from everyone

Sun, 2 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [650]

If  you haven't cruised in a while, it's hard to describe the experience. For me, it is the ultimate vacation. There is no bed to make, no dishes to clean, no cleaning at all and fresh towels and sheets daily! And, my meals are served  to me ... Read more >

Pompeii

Sat, 1 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [537] | Comments [1]

In all of our trips to Italy we somehow always missed Pompeii, so it was on our "must do" list of tours to take. And it certainly did not disappoint! I think what struck us most, was the sheer size.Of course they estimate that some 20,000 people lived ... Read more >

Yikes, Athens Really Looks Different!

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 | By kimswim | Views [633] | Comments [4]

Of course I look different too after 40 plus years. When I was here many years ago, you could see the Acropolis from anywhere in Athens! It was the beacon on the hill. There was some excavation going on but nothing like the operations ... Read more >

Mamma Mia

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 | By kimswim | Views [598] | Comments [1]

The lovely little island of Santorini was thrust in to the limelight when the wedding scene from the popular movie "Mama Mia" was filmed there.Now, the island sports many bridal shops and individuals who will help you plan your dream wedding on a ... Read more >

Photos: Milan and Venice

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 | By swathi | Photo Gallery


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The Land of Gelato

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 | By swathi | Views [761] | Comments [1]

Milan and  Venice  (23rd-25th  June  2017)   Abby dreamed of going to Venice. We shared the same dream until December 2015, when my dream became reality. I recently found ultra-cheap tickets to Milan and back ... Read more >

Tags: duomo, floating city, milan, venice

The Power of Impressions – A couple of brief days in the Eternal City - Rome

Mon, 15 May 2017 | By krodin | Views [420]

Rome draws me back time and again. There is no way to learn what this city has to teach and to offer in just a few days as a tourist.  Lifetimes can be spent here and it would still be impossible to uncover the myriad stories, hopes, dreams and ... Read more >

Tags: city visit

Photos: RomeMay 2017

Mon, 15 May 2017 | By krodin | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Cruising - Day 8 - We disembark in Civitavecchia

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 | By supergg | Photo Gallery


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Cruising - Day 8 - We disembark in Civitavecchia

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 | By supergg | Views [368]

For a week we've cruised from port to port around the Mediterranean. We've rocked and rolled across the seas. We've walked our legs around new places with new sights to see. We've enjoyed LOTS of different food and the odd cocktail. Monday 13 February ... Read more >

Photos: Cruising - Day 7 - Genoa

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 | By supergg | Photo Gallery


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