Tagged: Italy

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Lucca and Viareggio

When cruise ships call in to Livorno, on Italy’s Tuscan coast, cruisers usually opt for the tours in to Florence, a most wonderful drawcard of a city. This is often combined with a detour...

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Umbria

Umbria is referred to as il cuore verde d’Italia (the green heart of Italy). It is the only Italian region having neither a coastline nor a border with other countries. It is characterized by hills and...

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The Picturesque Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast of Italy are a photographer’s delight. These five villages cling to narrow bays and steep hillsides between Porto Venere and La Spezia. Their vibrantly coloured houses, rocky seafronts and marinas full...

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Sardinian Vacation

Clark Griswold has nothing on me – whatever could go wrong on this vacation, did. We chose to go to  Sardegna (Sardinia) after our week in Tuscany, as we had a week to spare...

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Catania and Taormina

Another port, another tour. This time we used the company Sicily with Mario. He had good reviews on TripAdvisor and they were well deserved. Our driver was very accommodating, to the point that he...

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The Amalfi Coast

We’ve been to the Amalfi Coast twice now. The first was during a driving holiday in Italy and it was an unnerving experience for a number of reasons. I was driving along the freeway near Salerno,...

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Exploring Italy

Without doubt, my favourite places in Italy are Venice, Tuscany, the Cinque Terre, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. In the last 12 years we have spent a total of seven weeks exploring this fabulous...

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When in Rome…

Driving around in Rome is a challenge, especially when it’s the “wrong” side of the road – for an Aussie. In unmarked streets along the Tiber River it doesn’t seem to matter how many...

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Venice

If you were to ask me which is my favourite city of all the places I’ve seen, I would be hard pressed to narrow it down to one. But high on the list would be Venice...

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Golf Around the World

From France to China, from Morocco to the USA, and from Ireland to Thailand, see some of the great courses we have enjoyed. Naturally Hubby has played many fine courses in Australia, and I will...