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  • Day 15 | VeniceOur last day together before Lucy heads home tomorrow & Janene, Brigitte & I head to Croatia. Once more throwing ourselves into the the laneways of Venice, we made our way to the Rialto Bridge for the obligatory photo opportunity. More discovering Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 13, 2017
  • Day 14 | VeniceBidding a fond farewell to Bologna, under rainy skies we hit the autostrada for Venice. Leaving Bologna was easy enough, however as we headed north to Venice, the weather dramatically deteriorated... As if having Janene in the back seat (Lucy being Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 13, 2017
  • Day 13 | BolognaUp & out the door for a day exploring Bologna. Bologna wouldn't be front of mind for a lot of people to spend time, but after a couple of days in the city, it should definitely form part of the itinerary. Dating Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 13, 2017
  • Day 12 | Modena & BolognaLeaving the beautiful Italian Lakes behind, each one of them different in their own way, we set forth for Modena, en route to Bologna. It wasn't the key reason for the stop, but a happy coincidence that the Enzo Ferrari Museum Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 13, 2017
  • Monday, and Arpino is closed for business (almost)===A walk in Colle=== Lane near our apartment [float=right] [b]Madonna della Pietà church - detail Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Sep 13, 2017
  • Day 11 | Lake GardaAn overcast day beckoned for our second day at Lake Garda. As mentioned in the earlier post Lake Garda is an outdoor enthusiasts ideal location with the mountains & water. The other point is that being only around 100 kilometres from the Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 13, 2017
  • Here comes the sunSleep, glorious sleep - it felt great to fall into bed last night after a long first day of travel. It felt even better, though, to wake up and find that Jackie Saunders, travel companion extradornaire, had let Rose Posted by csleach93 in Gelato Fiasco | Sep 12, 2017
  • When in Rome....After leaving Rome airport we were confronted by a mob of drivers trying to get people in their cars. A man grabbed my case and said "come with me Madame" and that's how we chose our driver. Everyone told us Posted by Darlene Elder in From Italy with Love. | Sep 12, 2017
  • That's Amore!Can't answer that question yet because we are still in the airport. Dubai airport was a breeze to navigate round very clear signage but we nearly got got caught out because we thought we were just sitting near our gate, Posted by Darlene Elder in From Italy with Love. | Sep 11, 2017
  • Blown AwayWow...what a whirlwind! It's always a swirl of activity getting ready for vacation - but this trip even more so than usual, as our departure coincided with one of the biggest hurricanes of the century slamming into the Southeast. Luckily Posted by csleach93 in Gelato Fiasco | Sep 11, 2017
  • Last day in Positano.Rained a lot today but we made the best of it. We climbed 46 flights of stone stairs today through rushing water coming down hill at us. Our blue .89 Target ponchos came in handy! In the Posted by FabulousFifties in 50(+) and Traveling | Sep 11, 2017
  • Mediterranean Meander 08/09/2017 In the early hours of the morning, as we sailed toward Venice, the ship encountered a storm. Thunder boomed and lightening lit the night sky as rain fell in sheets that filled the air like a backdrop for the Posted by pjandc in Travel is a wonderful thing | Sep 11, 2017
  • Birthplace of Cicero===A bit of Arpino history before we start=== Statue of Cicero in the Piazza Municipio Arpino is an ancient city, going back to at least the 7th century BC when it was known Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Sep 10, 2017
  • Isle of CapriToday we ventured via a ferry boat to the Isle of Capri. Once we got there we booked a trip to the famous Blue Grotto. We arrived at the Grotto on a boat of 25 people. They Posted by FabulousFifties in 50(+) and Traveling | Sep 9, 2017
  • Back to Chris’s roots===Prologue=== [center] 'Small town up in the mountains' Teresa's photo, taken 1951[/center] Towards the end of the 19th century one of many Italian families to leave t Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Sep 9, 2017
  • Day 10 | Lake GardaOut the door by 10am & after winding our way around Lake Como to Lecco, headed onto the Auto Strada for a blast across Italy to Verona, before heading north through the vineyards to Riva Del Garda, our location on Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 9, 2017
  • Day 9 | Lake ComoA lovely morning to spend exploring more of Lake Como. Onto the ferry to make our way to Villa Carlotta ([[http://www.villacarlotta.it/home.php?pag_id=9&sez_id=13&lang_id=2]]) The villa was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Gi Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 9, 2017
  • Day 8 | Lake ComoOff to a good start, heading for Lake Como. Bidding a fond farewell to Lake Maggiore, we headed south east towards Varesse, then north to Como. The roads were all pretty straightforward to this point, once we cleared the outskirts of Como, Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 9, 2017
  • PositanoWe started the day with an amazing brunch at our hotel followed by a stroll around the pier area. Then parked our buttts in a 15euro beach chair for the day. The sand isn't really sand, it is Posted by FabulousFifties in 50(+) and Traveling | Sep 8, 2017
  • Day 7 | Lake MaggioreOur first day on Lake Maggiore was warm & sunny, perfect to explore the area. Lake Maggiore is known for the Borromean Islands, small islands in the middle of the lake, originally owned by the Borromeao dynasty. The most spectacular of the Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 7, 2017
  • PositanoSorry about no posts for day 2. Had some issues with my phone and uploading. So I will circle back later with pics of the Colosseum and the Vatcan later. The drive to Positano was stressful! Hairpin turns Posted by FabulousFifties in 50(+) and Traveling | Sep 7, 2017
  • Day 6 | Lake MaggioreWe bid a fond farewell to Milan & hit the road, bound for Stresa on Lake Maggiore ([[http://www.stresaturismo.it/default.asp?newlingua=UK]]). Of course we opt for the scenic route (no autostrada for us) so Nick can test his driving skills over the alp Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 6, 2017
  • RomeWe arrived in Rome with an uneventful trip. No sleep on the plane so we were kind of zombies when we got here at 3:00 in the morning (home time). We hit the ground running. Checked in Posted by FabulousFifties in 50(+) and Traveling | Sep 6, 2017
  • Day 5 | Milan & MonzaMuch improved weather, nice warm weather under sunny skies. Brigitte, Janene & I headed to the track, a much more pleasant experience than the day before, however still chaotic from the organisation perspective. We had great seats for the race which Posted by NicholasCook in Keeping Up With The Cooks | Sep 5, 2017
  • On our way!Our journey begins. Minneapolis to Atlanta and then on to Rome. Sleepless night on the plane...but we made it![img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/899277/90 Posted by FabulousFifties in 50(+) and Traveling | Sep 5, 2017
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