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Month: November, 2012

Italy: A faux-reign affair – Rome (parte ultimo)

After an exhausting day in Florence, we headed back to Rome on another .italo train. This time around, we were going to concentrate on Il Colosseo, La Collina Palatino and Il Pantheon. That’s a lot of old stuff to see! Anyway, the Colosseum was about 1.5 miles from Arco del Lauro so we walked. On our way there, […]

Italy: A Faux-Reign Affair – Florence

We left Milan on a .italo high-speed train to Florence. This was going to be a one day trip. Our goal was to see as much art and history as possible. Our first stop was the duomo. We took a taxi from the train station which costs us €5. Later, we found out we were […]

Italy: A Faux-reign Affair – Milan

We took a train ride from Venice to Milano. Ah, Milano! A city that’s as beautiful and interesting as the cookie that bears its name. It reminds me of New York (the city). Well, of a glitzier and more refined New York with a dizzying history surrounding their magnificent duomo. We didn’t stay long since […]

Italy: A Faux-Reign Affair – Venice

We left Sorrento for Venice via airplane. The train would have taken too long. Prior to going to the airport, we visited Pompeii again. This time, we followed Rick Steves’ “streamlined tour”. It took three hours to complete! Imagine if we did THE WHOLE of Pompeii! We arrived in Venice in the evening. Ah, Venezia! […]

Italy: A Faux-reign Affair – Sorrento

We took a train ride to Sorrento from Rome. Actually, two: one from Rome to Naples and another from Naples to Sorrento. The second train, Circumvesuviana, is more like a subway train than an inter-city train; complete with graffiti. Naples is quite different than Rome. To me, the difference between Rome and Naples is the […]

Italy: A faux-reign affair – Rome (parte prima)

I just have four words so far: “I”, “love”, “this” and “place”! I will also say this: piccola may be in their vocabulary, but there is nothing small about this place. It puts Texas to shame! Okay. Perhaps this is a bit of an exaggeration since la maggior parte delle macchine sono piccole, but the […]