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  • Good morning, Civitavecchia !!We slept for 12 hours! And boy did we need it after yesterday. It shouldn't have been such a difficult travel day, but apparently it was – we were exhausted. But we woke up bright and bushy tailed, the Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 18, 2015
  • Friday - anything can happen day!Does anybody else remember the Mickey mouse club on television? Or am I the oldest among us…. Never mind.. We took our time this morning getting out of the flat, wandered down to our little cafeteria for a light and late Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 19, 2015
  • The next leg of our journeyWe finished packing, went to the cafeteria for our morning coffee, called a taxi, said goodbye to our host, and off to Holland America's Rotterdam! It was a European style check in (a continuous cruise of varying lengths each leg) Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 20, 2015
  • Stormy weather ...Well , not really stormy, but still rough seas . People bouncing around, dishes sliding ... Perhaps a chance to do laundry! Laundry done - so we went to another art seminar - and yay - we didn't buy Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 21, 2015
  • Did I say I packed too much?So after a pretty much sleepless night (the bed and pillows were too hard , and I had to go to the bathroom every 30 minutes) we went to breakfast. Then we searched out the post office to find out Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 14, 2013
  • Napoli!We took a tour to Sorrento and I finally saw it in sunshine! We bought limoncello, had pizza, walked around a bit - it was lovely! Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 7, 2013
  • Leaving venice - for FirenzeAlthough I love venice. I am happy to leave the hot humid crowded city. Noire summers in venice for me - unless there's a cold snap! We had a lovely breakfast at hotel Olimpia , packed up and headed for Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 15, 2013
  • On the way to PisaPisa was crowded! We went into the baptistery (4 euros) To hear the singing. One guy came in,sang one note And because of the acoustics, Was able to sing another note and then another. And there was a major Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 18, 2013
  • The local to Cinque Terre!We slept until 9am (won't b able to do that tomorrow!) had breakfast, tool our showers. And off to the local train station. We used the senior cards we bought yesterday. : )) the local train stops at Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 19, 2013
  • Friendly staffTook a cab from the airport because once again I over packed. I can't seem to help myself. Poor Joey.. He good humoredly drags my bags from place to place. We check in to the smallest room I have seen Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 1, 2013
  • Send that sucker off!Joey didn't amazing job of wrapping up the suitcase And this morning we took it to the post office and sent it back to Los Angeles. It is amazing how much easier it is to travel with less suitcases! Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 14, 2013
  • Books Books BOOKSRaffaella picked us up at the train station and we took a taxi to her flat. She insisted we stay in her and Norberto's bedroom, while they took the guest room. And as Norberto says, once Raffaella makes up Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 2, 2013
  • Museums, opera house, fountain - everythingLugging those suitcases off the train to the street, find a taxi, check into hotel.. The hotel in Genoa is wonderful! I think I have to stick with four-star hotels. The breakfast is sumptuous, Amenities perfect. We took the Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 4, 2013
  • Churches and BasilicasRome is chock full of churches and basilicas and there are two things that make this great regardless of your religious persuasions. 1. They are free to enter and open most days except between about 12:30-3pm. 2. Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Feb 6, 2017
  • Last days in RomeI am down to the last few days of my 6 week stay in Rome. I am so grateful that I have had the chance to live this dream and I am very sad that it is coming to Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Feb 8, 2017
  • Second last daySo, it is really down to the wire now and I am trying to make the most of the last two days in Rome. Today I headed out to do a walk around to some of the more well-known Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Feb 10, 2017
  • My home in RomeSome of you expressed interested in seeing my apartment in Rome so here it is. It is a small, one bedroom in Aurelia which is an area west of the Vatican. I am about 2 blocks from the Metro station Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Jan 28, 2017
  • Capitoline MuseumFrom Wikipedia: The Capitoline Museums (Italian: Musei Capitolini) are a single museum containing a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. The historic seats of the museums are Pala Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Jan 29, 2017
  • Castel Sant'AngeloI did a tour today of this Castle and it turned out to be one of the best things I have done in Rome! I have seen some amazing things in this and other visits to Rome and have Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Jan 30, 2017
  • Piazza BarberiniFrom Wikipedia: The site had formerly been occupied by a garden-vineyard of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sforza|Sforza]] family, in which a palazzetto had been built in 1549. It has passed from one cardinal to another during the sixteenth Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Feb 1, 2017
  • Hadrian's Villa & Villa D'EsteHadrian's Villa and Villa D’Este About 40 KM from Rome is the small town of Tivoli and besides being the home of olive groves that produce some of the best olive oil in the world it is also the location of Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Feb 5, 2017
  • In anticipation of Arrival DayI have arrived at Rome's FCO many times but this time I am staying for 6 weeks and I am super excited to get to my apartment and explore my new neighborhood. I have a small, one bedroom apartment Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Jan 4, 2017
  • Torre Argentina etc.I have been here for 7 days now and am starting to get into the swing of being here for more than a few days. First, I realize that I don't have to cram a lot into a single Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Jan 5, 2017
  • More of Rome and onto FlorenceThe next few days: The weather has been "iffy" – rain, intermittent rain, etc., etc., so I have used the time to plan some things. I went to the Termini Station and bought my tickets for Florence and figured out Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Jan 20, 2017
  • Angels and DemonsI am a big fan of Dan Brown's books and my favorite is Angels and Demons because it is set in Rome, of course!!! The movie does a great job of showing off some key sites in the city. A few Posted by CWalts in My Next Adventure | Jan 21, 2017
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