Tag Archives: Italy

Carrara Marble Quarries, Apennine Mountains, Tuscany

From the coast, the Apennine Mountains to the east of Carrara in Tuscany seem to shine brilliant white from the glaciers at their summits. Then you realise the peaks aren’t tall enough to support glaciers this far south. In fact, … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #20: Sweet

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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Subterranean Naples

Anyone who knows me knows I have a wanderlust. There are even books written about my travel adventures. My latest voyage took me to six countries in and around the Mediterranean, including two I’d never been to before. One of … Continue reading

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Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

The UNESCO World Heritage area of Rome is awash with famous and dramatic sights and buildings, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican (which, strictly speaking, is a city within a city), the Forum, the Trevi Fountain… the list … Continue reading

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Ponte Vecchio, Florence

The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is perhaps Florence’s most famous landmark. And that’s really saying something considering the entire heart of this beautiful Tuscan city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite being the oldest bridge in Florence (and the … Continue reading

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Trevi Fountain, Rome

Rome’s extravagant Trevi Fountain is high on the ‘must see’ list of most visitors to the Italian capital. The Trevi Fountain marks the end of a Roman aqueduct that has been carrying clean water into the city since 19 BC. … Continue reading

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Villa Doria Pamphili Park, Rome

We arrived  in the romantic city of Rome one beautiful October morning just after dawn. Although unsurprisingly exhausted by our transatlantic flight, we were determined to fight the jetlag, and so hit the ground running (or at least walking), as … Continue reading

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