- Other lakes with friendsI suppose officially we hadn't got to Lake Como yet because every time a lake goes in and out a bit on the map it has another name, Lago di Garlate and where we stayed overnight Lago di Olignate. The Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Oct 6, 2016
- Lamole & Cathy’s Birthday, Shopping (again), LuccaSlow start to the day – evening rain on our way home from the aria’s had dampened down the ground and resulted in early morning mist. Lovely to see.
As the day was a bit damp we decided to head to Posted by EMTHOMSON in JT's 60th Anniversary Tour - The Sequel | Oct 5, 2016
- NaplesArrived in Naples to find two cruise ships already berthed. The Norwegian Epic appeared like a city block parked across the street. She's a massive ship but sadly has that characteristic box-like appearance with few of the graceful Posted by greynomadm in 2016-09 UK to Sydney | Oct 5, 2016
- CivitavecchiaWoke up this morning to find that we're already tied up on our starboard side. Always amazes me that they can park this massive vessel so quietly. Went out on the deck in the hope of catching a Posted by greynomadm in 2016-09 UK to Sydney | Oct 5, 2016
- Fourth Sea DayAnother day sailing across the Mediterranean with an interesting sunrise to start the day. Routine breakfast followed by a pair of lectures by our two resident experts. Peter again showed a bewildering array of deep space images under Posted by greynomadm in 2016-09 UK to Sydney | Oct 5, 2016
- Third Sea DayThe sky is clear but there is a low sea haze as we sail into the Mediterranean Sea reducing visibility. We were within 5 nautical miles of the North African coast but the land was not visible. For Posted by greynomadm in 2016-09 UK to Sydney | Oct 5, 2016
- Monteriggioni – Sienna – San Gimignano – shoppingIn 2000 the plan had been a walk followed by lunch at Il Pozzo restaurant in Monteriggioni (a walled hilltop Tuscan town) – but the walk took longer than anticipated and we never made it to the lunch. Pay-back time Posted by EMTHOMSON in JT's 60th Anniversary Tour - The Sequel | Oct 2, 2016
- Arriving in Italy
After flight connections in Newark New Jersey and Zurich Switzerland we arrived at Melpensa AIrport in Milano Italy! So excited to see Italy for the first time. Although, we found it very disorienting at first to find our way to Posted by bmotieno in See the Journey | Oct 2, 2016
- Dolomites round 2I wasn’t sure that we would have any more visitors this year and then low and behold 3 different friends all wanted to come at the same time. After much deliberation we decided on a group trip to the mountains Posted by trackers in ¡Global Nada! | Oct 1, 2016
- Rome===Everyone's Rome is different.===
Rome is a big city where the population goes about its business, taking the influx of tourists in stride. When you look at what and how they drive, you are amazed that there are not a huge Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 30, 2016
- Sorrento and the Amalfi CoastThe countryside in Italy is barren, I think due to the heavy cultivation of the land over the years. The trees most prevalent are umbrella pines and cyprus trees. Pigeons are a real nuisance everywhere - and it Posted by Julie's blog in Julie's Travel Blog | Sep 29, 2016
- Lake Como and Milan==Thursday, September 22==
Trains make mainland Italy delightfully easy to get around. We caught a 10am train from Florence, and arrived at our bed and breakfast in Varenna on Lake Como by 2pm. The train reached a maximum speed of 295km/hour Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Sep 29, 2016
- CapriI'm running out of adjectives to describe what I'm seeing - Capri, like a lot of what I've seen to date was amazing, surreal, actually better than what I'd imagined it was going to be. I thought it was Posted by Julie's blog in Julie's Travel Blog | Sep 29, 2016
- Impruneta - FirenzeSunday was the annual parade of the harvest in Impruneta so no decision on what to do – we all decided to attend. It was the 90th year of the festival where 4 local towns vie for the trophy each Posted by EMTHOMSON in JT's 60th Anniversary Tour - The Sequel | Sep 27, 2016
- Lerici - Villa La Querce, Impruneta`The last journey before our two weeks in the Tuscan villa just out of Impruneta. Away early heading to Pisa, hoping to beat a) the tour buses and b) the heat! Made if for a) but not b) – so Posted by EMTHOMSON in JT's 60th Anniversary Tour - The Sequel | Sep 27, 2016
- Assisi and PompeiiThe list of things I've lost on this holiday is growing - the latest addition is my notebook ... not a major, but disappointing as I had notes in it to transfer into my blog. Changing hotels every Posted by Julie's blog in Julie's Travel Blog | Sep 27, 2016
- Galleria degli Uffizi===Uffizi Gallery===
If you like sculptures and pre-renaissance to renaissance paintings, this is your palace. I spent a number of hours here admiring the sculptures in the sculpture hall. Here are my favourites.
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- Firenze DuomoWhen I saw this a building in the late afternoon light, with the sun glistening off the white marble, I got the shivers; it is so beautiful. Only one other building affected me like this, and that was the Taj Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 26, 2016
Firenze is my favourite place I've visited. It has architecture, it has street life, it has loads of tourists... (except if you have to wait in line, this is a fun thing).
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- Genoa, Milan, Lake Maggiore, Lugano and VeronaGenoa is the birth place of Christopher Columbus, and the locals are proud of it!
It's picturesque, built around the port, with the typical mazes of alleyways and piazzas.
In Milan I kept an eye out for celebrities, but didn't spot Posted by Julie's blog in Julie's Travel Blog | Sep 25, 2016
- Colico - Milan - Bellagio - LericiUp and away early to pick up the rest of Team Thomson (Sarah and Oli) from Milan Linate airport. Got a good park and into the arrival hall with time to spare for two espressos! As check-in at the hotel Posted by EMTHOMSON in JT's 60th Anniversary Tour - The Sequel | Sep 24, 2016
- Monterosso, Vernazza and Corniglia===Monterosso===
Each town is so different from the other. Monterosso seems to be the party town. It is bigger and has some limited car accessibility. It also has a very active beach as you can see... and yes, the water is Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 24, 2016
- Florence: Palaces and ChurchesWe had another great, home-cooked breakfast in the apartment and hit the streets around 9:30. After our 5 museum entrances yesterday, we had already reached out "break even" on the Firenze Card! So we liked to think that today our Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Sep 24, 2016
Yesterday I trekked to Corniglia, today I felt good, (knees seemed to have recovered ...), so I thought I would trek to Riomaggiore. The say costal trail was closedd, but again I thought, how hard can this short walk be...?
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Manarola is one of the 5 tiny towns on the Mediterranean just south of Genoa; known as the Cinque Terre. They are known for their picturesque charm and trekking trails. You can only get to them by boat or train, Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 23, 2016