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Category Archive: Italy

Italy

Aug 26

One Day in Burano: What to See on the Lace Island of Venice

A while back, we took our first Mediterranean cruise though to be specific, most of the cruise ports were in the Adriatic, namely Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. We enjoyed every stop, but the most colorful was definitely Burano Island in Venice, Italy.

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Aug 09

Etruscan Places: Tuscania

People often correct me when I tell them I’m going to Tuscania. Italians will flash a pitiful smile at me, the poor foreigner mangling the name of Italy’s most famous region, Tuscany (Toscana in Italian.) But it’s not my poor Italian that’s at fault; there really is a place called Tuscania and, confusingly, it is …

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Jul 18

Civitavecchia Attractions: One Day in Rome’s Port

Civitavecchia, Italy, gets thousands of visitors a day even though is not known as a tourist destination. As a matter of fact, you wouldn’t even find it listed in most tour books were it not for its location. So the question is, What’s the attraction and why do so many people visit?

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Apr 01

Venice is Where I Found my New Travel Partner

Dear Luke and Leia, I know this will be strange for you two grandchildren to read, but Venice is where I found my new travel partner.

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Mar 25

Florence and the Ninja Turtle Connection

Dear Luke and Leia, Today we decided to dig into Florence and the Ninja Turtle connection. I’ll bet you didn’t realize that there was a link between this famous Italian town and those teenage mutants, but there is. 

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Mar 18

Am I Really in Rome for Two Days?

Dear Luke and Leia, Am I really in Rome for two days? Wake up Dan, you’re dreaming, you can’t finally be in Rome. It must be a dream, a fantasy … all because it’s your birthday and you’ve always wanted to go to Rome.

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Nov 02

Get Lost in Venice, Italy

Escape the tourist crowds of Venice: Seek to get lost and lose yourself among its winding back streets and narrow canals.

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Oct 12

Q and A: Is a DIY Rome Tour Realistic on a Cruise?

We love it when readers send us questions. One of our posts inspired a question about how to do a DIY Rome tour so she could avoid the typical mob of passengers on a cruise tour. Here is the letter and how I responded.

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Apr 14

Ravenna and Her Mosaics

Most people have never heard of the Italian city of Ravenna. A shame, that. Any visit to Italy deserves at least one day in Ravenna, especially because this lovely port city lies between Florence and Venice.

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Apr 07

10 Adriatic Cruise Ports You Need to Visit

Europe has an amazing array of things to offer its visitors. So many different nations and cultures are packed onto this one continent that a person could visit one every week for a year and not see them all! This is an area that fascinates in so many ways. There’s always something to enjoy, whether …

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