Category Archives: Italy

Our Italian adventure began on this day .. three years ago

It’s been three years since hubby and I travelled overseas!!  Time to go again, me thinks .. our SA Rand has to improve by lots before we can even think about it! Sooo .. three years, on this very evening, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 18th June 2013 in Italy

On this day, 18th June 2013, on a Trafalgar Tour of Italy, hubby and I spent the day in Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano with our tour group. We stopped at the ancient city of Pompeii which was buried under pumice and ash when Mount … Continue reading

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To complete the package …

… I thought I would add a ‘post script’ to my Italian blog posts 😉 We have flown SAA, on both our European holidays, to Munich or Frankfurt for connecting Lufthansa flights. I love flying over Germany!   It’s like a neat, … Continue reading

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And so … our Italian tour comes to an end

Thirteen days … unforgettable experiences, new friendships, special moments, wonderful memories …. we’ll cherish them all 🙂 We had gone full circle with our Trafalgar Tour ‘Best of Italy’ last year in June … Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Assisi, Classe (Ravenna), … Continue reading

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Our walk-about in Siena .. part two

Please join hubby and I as we continue our stroll through the maze of narrow streets in Siena ..     The Baptistery .. on a lower level than the Duomo Steep steps up to Piazza del Duomo ..   Siena’s  … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Siena, Tuscany

Here’s another place I would have loved to spent longer, much longer ..  ambling through the narrow streets of Siena, the historic centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscapes … Continue reading

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Last look at Florence

Day 12 .. last full day on our tour around Italy, and what a memorable and truly wonderful tour it was!!! Up early ..  we made our way towards Siena, home to one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares ….  but … Continue reading

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Dining in the Chianti hills of Tuscany

In the early evening on our last night in Florence ( Day 11 ) we drove passed part of Florence’s original city wall … …  into the Tuscan countryside ..    …. through a village .. …  until we reached Ristorante I … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Florence .. part three

Continuing from my last post, and leaving the crowded Piazza dell Signoria behind, please join hubby and I during the rest of our walk-about in Florence while we stroll back to our hotel for a short R&R ..    We bought a … Continue reading

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Continuing our walk-about in Florence ..

  Plaque shows the level of the high water line from the devastating floods of November 1966.  I remember my Mum and Dad went to Europe in 1967 and took photos of water marks still visible and I think, if … Continue reading

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