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Ravello: the winding poetry of Italy

The road to Ravello is winding, hot, busy and it takes me from Amalfi beach 350 meters up on the hill, in a symphony of scooter horns and Guarda dove stai andando!! shouts (watch where you’re going!). The Tyrrhenian Sea is accompanying me for most of my drive with its blue waters almost touching the sky and this…

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Capri: this glittery paradise of the Mediterranean

The road to Capri is blue and salty. I start the journey from the charming town of Amalfi and I’m being told it takes about 2 hours to reach the island. Being the boating fanatic that I am, 2 hours seems a bit short for me to admire the rugged landscape while gently being rocked…

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A Roman Holiday: The Roman Forum

Set aside a day to visit the Roman Forum and get a glimpse into a civilization long gone, one that made the object of so many poems, novels, history books and movies. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, the Forum has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world and in all history. And no…

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  • […] Below you can see a view of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the ruins of what use to be a flourishing city that sprang songs out of many poets hearts. You can view more details and read my thoughts about it here.  […]ReplyCancel

A Roman Holiday: Vatican City

To fully enjoy your visit to the Vatican City, you must have plenty of patience, love people enough to share your breath with strangers and be comfortable while they’re hugging you. Either that or have enough money to afford a private after hours tour (tickets are within the range of 350 EUR/person). If you feel…

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  • […] Although closed for visitation, you can still walk around the surroundings of Vatican and soak in the serene view. Crowds of people will be here as well until late at night in the summertime but some good photographs can still be taken. I have dedicated an entire blog post to Vatican and you can read more about it here. […]ReplyCancel

  • […] As any respectable tourist, I went to the Vatican (a few times in fact!) and you can read about my visit here. […]ReplyCancel

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

You know those times when you build up your expectations about something for a very long time and when it finally happens the reality doesn’t quite match to what you were hoping for? I have been wanting to see Pompeii ever since I was a kid and I saw this movie. I think it was…

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