Tag Archives: Rome

Surviving an Airport Strike in Italy

Last week Italy travelers were affected by an airport strike. So what’s new, right? Strikes in Italy are commonplace, part of the lifestyle. They can occur with all modes of transportation, and they do, on a regular basis. During my … Continue reading

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Everyday Life in Rome – Photo of the Day

While I love seeing the ancient monuments and beautiful landmarks in Rome, I am  drawn to observing the local people in their everyday lives in Italy. This image is not your typical tourist photo. I saw this man standing near … Continue reading

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Taxis in Rome – Italy Travel Tips

I originally published this post 3 years ago and thought it was worth reposting to warn about scams in Italy. I have since learned to be more cautious… read on. At 9 pm we arrived at the Rome train station … Continue reading

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Italy Pics

Italy is a photographer’s dream destination. I love to take photos and each time I travel there I take thousands, this time it was 6000. Thanks to digital cameras and smartphones, it’s not so difficult. After I return home, I … Continue reading

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Movies Filmed in Italy

Italy has long been famous as a favorite filming location for Hollywood movie makers. I love movies and am particularly interested in the behind the scenes information and shooting locations.  When I can recognize places I have been in Italy … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Italian Style – Rome’s First McDonald’s

One of the major highlights in visiting  Italy is  its wonderful food, and Italians pride themselves on creating the most savory dishes using fresh, local  ingredients. The thought would never cross my mind to  eat at a McDonald’s while visiting … Continue reading

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Borghese Park – Rome’s Central Park

In a city of almost three million people, I always enjoy finding a place to get away from it all. When I needed a break from the fast pace of sightseeing in Rome, I made my way over to Borghese … Continue reading

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I Am in Love with Italy – No Words Needed

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Driving in Italy – Some Thoughts

These posts seem to be spaced out more and more, and I apologize. I have been focused on writing My Love Affair with Sicily and have not posted anything here lately. Mi dispiace. I am sorry. By the way, I … Continue reading

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Photos from Rome – September 2013

I realize that it has been close to three weeks since I updated my blog. I have been trying to catch up and write about my days in Italy this past September, since I didn’t have to write when I … Continue reading

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