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Architecture of Italy

One of the many highlights in Italy is the spectacular architecture. Not only the age of some of Italy’s monuments but the style and sheer beauty is what strikes me. Spanning almost 3000 years, Italy’s diverse architectural styles reflect the … Continue reading

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Street View in Bologna

A street scene in Italy…could actually be anywhere there, but this one is from Bologna. I am fascinated by the buildings in Italy, the shuttered windows, the flower boxes with thriving plant life and colorful seasonal blooms. The balconies made … Continue reading

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Taormina’s Greek Theater – Teatro Greco

Taormina is one of the most popular and beautiful places in Sicily. It was my first stop in Sicily and I fell in love immediately. I’d recommend this classy resort city to anyone planning a trip to Sicilia, the southern … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Hospital in Venice

I recently retired from a lifelong career as a critical-care nurse and I have always been curious about hospitals in foreign countries. Often I have been tempted to walk inside and have a look around. Usually there isn’t enough time, … Continue reading

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Sicily Travel – The Palermo Cathedral

September 22, 2013 Sunday Our last day in Palermo and Rick, Monica, and I decided to walk to  the Palermo Cathedral that we had passed on the bus. This stunning landmark is one of Sicily’s many buildings which portray mixes … Continue reading

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Monreale Cathedral – Famous for Mosaics

Saturday September 21, 2013 Last night after we did our laundry and relaxed for a bit, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Trattoria A’ Cuccagna, a cozy outdoor restaurant that Monica discovered on Via Principe di Granatelli. While the service … Continue reading

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Clock Towers in Italy

Almost every town in Italy has a clock tower and in many cases these tall monuments become landmarks of those  towns. In some cases they are tourist attractions and visitors line up to climb to the top to take advantage … Continue reading

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A Day in Lecce

Friday June 10 Lecce is in southern Puglia and is known as the Florence of the south, mainly because of its many old churches, palaces and monuments that have the elaborate Baroque style of architecture. Only an hour from Ostuni … Continue reading

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