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Lazing on Lake Garda: Part 2 – Malcesine & Mt Baldo

It’s hard not to fall in love with Lake Garda and all it has to offer.  And it’s easy to explore some of the key places by simply hopping on a ferry ride around the lake. In the more remote northern part of the lake the scenery becomes more mountainous, and from an Australian’s point of view European mountains beat ...

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Lazing on Lake Garda: Part 1 – Limone

A trip to Italy is not complete – well without a lot of things – but today’s focus is on the lakes.  A sojourn on one of the famous lakes, especially in summer can make you feel right at home in Italy.  It was probably here I decided that if I wasn’t Australian.. I would definitely liked to have been ...

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Exploring Pompeii

I’ve always had a romantic fascination with Pompeii, duly brought on by Hollywood’s depiction of doomed and tragic lovers trying to escape the inevitable end. So of course a highlight of any trip to Italy would have to be a visit to the ruins… some of the best preserved in the world. We did a tour as part of a ...

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A Perfect Day in Cinque Terre

During our stay in Tuscany we decided to do a few day trips. And Scott was keen on testing his driving skills against the locals. Me – not so much but that’s a whole other story. So packing our swimmers, the camera, some snacks and a good pair of walking shoes, we headed north to Cinque Terre.  Let me point out ...

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Italy – A Tuscan Treat

I’ve been in love with Tuscany for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure if I’d seen it in old movies I used to watch with Mum on a Sunday afternoon, but I always had visions of the Tuscan countryside, beautiful blue skies, the never-ending rows of vines and the old stone towers of medieval fortresses rising from ...

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UNESCO: Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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UNESCO: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

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UNESCO: Vatican City

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UNESCO: Historic Centre of Rome

Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura From the WHC Inscription: Be the first to like. Like Unlike

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UNESCO: Costiera Amalfitana

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UNESCO: Venice and it’s Lagoon

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UNESCO: Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands

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All Roads Lead to Rome

“The road is all but gone, destroyed by time, neglect, and the incursions of modernity; to travel the Appian Way today is to be a seeker, and to walk in the footsteps of ghosts.” Robert Kaster – The Appian Way   Stand for minute, eyes closed, on the outskirts of Rome on the ancient paving stones that make up what was ...

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UNESCO: Mount Etna

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