Category: Italy

Italy Family Vacation
[ 1 ] October 5, 2011 |

Italy Family Vacation

After Barcelona, Al and I flew back to Rome to meet up with my Mom, sister and brother-in-law (Anita, Leslie, and Matt) for a week long Italian family vacation.  Our planned itinerary was split between Rome and Florence with quick trips to Pisa, Tuscany and Tivoli. Not having seen any family since we left back […]

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Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
[ 0 ] August 28, 2011 |

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre- “The Five Lands” is a portion of the Italian Riveria located in the province of La Spezia. It is made up of five mountainside villages: Monterossa al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manorola, and Riomaggiore. The five villages are only accessible primarily by train or foot. The train tracks connecting the villages are mainly in […]

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Milan, Italy
[ 0 ] August 28, 2011 |

Milan, Italy

Milan (Milano in Italian) is the second largest city in Italy and the capital of the Lombardy region. The Milan Metropolitan Area is one of Europe’s highest population areas with a total population of approximately 7.4 million. The great economic boom during the 1950-60’s allowed the city to prosper and grow. We stopped by Milan’s […]

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Lago di Como
[ 0 ] August 28, 2011 |

Lago di Como

Lago di Como- Lombardy, Italy Como and Bellagio Who doesn’t love a great summer day at the lake? Boating, water sports, swimming, sun bathing, fishing… pretty perfect if you ask me. These things and more are what you can experience on the Italian glacial lake, Lago di Como. Being a true lover of lakeside living […]

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Venice, Italy
[ 2 ] August 12, 2011 |

Venice, Italy

Exquisite, romantic and impractical- that’s Venice in a nutshell. What else could a city built pretty much on top of water be? Venice is built on 117 small lagoon islands connected by 400 bridges and over 150 canals. It is divided into six districts. Built as an unconventional city with wood pylons driven into 100 […]

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