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  • Historic Napoli and the National Archeological MuseumLeaving Sorrento we caught the train to Napoli which is just over an hour away and then swapped to the metro line to arrive at Montesanto. Our apartment is a five minute walk from the train station and at Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 27, 2020
  • Day TrippingA glorious sunny day greeted us as we headed out on a day tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello with the coastline a UNESCO heritage site. The view at the crest at the top of the mountain where you can Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 26, 2020
  • Riding High in the AlpsThe road from Venice back to Cannes took us high into the Alps above Turin. The mountain views in this part of the world are absolutely breathtaking... Our lunch stop was in the Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Jun 18, 2005
  • VeniceYou just have to love Venice - but the problem is that everyone loves Venice and the city is sinking under the weight. In a few weeks these canals will be thronged with gondolas carrying snap happy tourists from around Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Jun 18, 2005
  • Train journey and coastsThe sun was shining and birds tweeting as walked from our apartment through the park with our last glimpses of the Colosseum as we made our way to the Rome Termini. Arriving with plenty of time we waited in Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 25, 2020
  • The 5 Best things About Cinque TerreThe Cinque Terre, five towns, is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera in the region Liguria, which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water. The villages Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Jun 15, 2005
  • Sunday FundaysSunday means family time and in particular shared meals and outdoors in Italy. Because of the volume of people out and about the police and army close and man many roads for pedestrians only. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/990020/large_2C797 Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 24, 2020
  • Padua.Padua is situated forty kilometers west of Venice. It is home to Italy' s second oldest university; founded in 1222. It is a pilgrimage city as well. In fact Padua is the resting place of saint Anthony (from Lisbon). [img=https://photos.travellerspoint Posted by Maurizioagos in My travels. | Feb 23, 2020
  • Popes and an EmperorOur apartment was on the street San Giovanni with the Colosseum one end and at the other uphill the Archbasilica Di San Giovanni in Laterano. This church is the Diocese of Rome, ranking superior to all Roman Catholic Churches Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 22, 2020
  • River TiberHappy Valentines Day, and Rome was not immune to the day with lots of pink and red heart balloons in the cafes and streets, so in the spirit we celebrated with a nice meal in the Trastevere area. To get there Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 20, 2020
  • Two wheel roamingOur day was dedicated to a 28 klm bike tour (assisted electric bike) through Rome to ride on the Appian way and visit the catacombs of St Sebastian. The Appian Way was a road from Rome to Brindisi in Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 18, 2020
  • Discovering RomeOur day was influenced by a dental appointment approximately 5klm way and not until the afternoon, so we headed off exploring in the same direction. First stop of the day was the Santa Maria Maggiore, a beautiful Papal major basilica and Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 15, 2020
  • All roads lead to RomeA lovely fresh morning with the sun shining we left Florence, walking back to the train by the Uffizi, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo off to Rome. We also had the opportunity to have a chat with Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 13, 2020
  • Last days in FirenzeWith our stay in Florence drawing to an end and still having many places on our wish list we headed out early. The first stop was the Palazzo Pitti, a grand palace designed by Filippo Brunelleschi In the 15th Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 12, 2020
  • Exploring art and archeology with a heavenly twistWe have wiled away a couple of hours at the Gallery Uffizi, one of Italy’s equivalent to the French Louvre museum, with similarities in the spectacular painted ceilings, ornate gilding, the purpose of the building, the artwork collections including marble Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 6, 2020
  • Palazzo’sThe first Sunday across Europe sees most museums open to their citizens for free. We had forgot this as we headed out for the day and had our first 20 minute wait to access the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 5, 2020
  • Square of MiraclesPisa is a short distance from Florence and although mostly known for the leaning tower, it also has many other historical sites including medieval battlements. While there were many options to visit from Florence, the hour train ride being relatively Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 3, 2020
  • 16. Venice TimeSo today we were off to Venice - the train ride was about an hour-hour and a half. We were going to try and figure out a bus to get to the train station, but we just walked it. Posted by u2traveller in Europe Holiday 2019 | Feb 2, 2020
  • Heavenly artOur morning started walking through the city to the Galleria dell’Accademia that hosted an exhibition of musical instruments from the 16th century, with the Medici key patrons of music within the city and support for their musicians to represent Florence Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Feb 1, 2020
  • 15. 24 hrs in VeronaSo today we had a lot to jam into our hours in Verona, as the next day it was off to Venice. We went across the street for some croissants and coffee (for my hubs - he finally will Posted by u2traveller in Europe Holiday 2019 | Feb 1, 2020
  • Welcome to FirenzeWe said our goodbyes to Venice as we walked from our hotel to the train station, not an easy trek as our bags were heavier as we traversed over the bridges. After spending a week in Venice we were leaving Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Jan 30, 2020
  • LandscapesThe fog rolled in the morning and the following day heavier resulting in change in plans for the day. Heading back over the calle, we explored different Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Jan 30, 2020
  • On a grand scaleThe Grand Rialto is one of the two, and probably the most famous bridge in Venice as it elegantly spans the grand canal. In earlier centuries, the bridge housed high end merchant wears until one crossed the bridge as Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Jan 29, 2020
  • Island hoppingGiven we are in one of the world’s largest man-made lagoons that is filled by the Adriatic Sea and the tide changes every six hours, we signed up for a three island tour to experience other parts of Venice. Richard has Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Jan 28, 2020
  • History, power, religion and the heart of VeniceThe start of the day was meeting under the clock tower in San Marco square for a walking tour. It was very cold, beanies and gloves required as we set out. It was great to hear extra tidbits Posted by bonne vie in Trip of a lifetime | Jan 28, 2020
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