Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lunch at La Sponda Restaurant

Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano has been in the Sersale family since 1951 when Marchesi Sersale converted their summer villa into a beautiful hotel. In keeping with the look of a home, this 58-room luxury hotel sits high above the … Continue reading

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Italy Travel ~ Images of Florence

Florence is a photographer’s dream. Art, architecture, people, tradition…Around every corner is another photograph. Each one can tell a story. Enjoy. The original sculpture is in the Piazza della Signoria. This sculpture was created from a single block of marble. … Continue reading

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Italian Lifestyle ~ Photo of the Day

Local Italian men  discussing important issues in the early evening in the small Puglia town of Squinzano. What do you think these men are talking about? Did you notice that the women are conspicuously missing? Where are they and what … Continue reading

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 Olympia in Greece~Birthplace of the Olympic Games

May 21, 2015 Olympia is not one of the Greek Isles, but rather a city on the mainland of Greece, in a valley on the Peloponnese peninsula. In addition to ancient temples, many remains of the sports structures erected for … Continue reading

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A Gondola  Ride in St Mark’s in Venice

 Who would say no to a gondola tour through St Mark’s sestiere? Certainly not me, and I am grateful to Italy XP for the special experience of a quiet ride in a gondola on the small canals away from the … Continue reading

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Italy Travels ~ Coming Home

   After traveling for the past five weeks in Italy, including a cruise to the Greek Isles, my adventurous ride is finally winding down and coming to an end. I am on the last train back to Venice, and tomorrow … Continue reading

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Transportation in Italy

 Whenever I travel to Italy I expect to take several modes of public transportation such as trains, buses, subways, and taxis. Of course my feet are the other mode and believe me, I am feeling it during this trip. My … Continue reading

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Visiting the Greek Island of Mykonos

  May 20, 2015   Mykonos is another Greek island which looks like a postcard. With a reputation for a lively nightlife and favorite among celebrities, Mykonos is truly beautiful. White houses with blue roofs and blue trim dot the landscape of … Continue reading

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