Italy

June 9 to 14 – Venice

June 9 to 14 – Venice

RTW 2011: Days 15-20 Venice: the city for lovers, as far as the phrase goes. The couples making out vigorously in a neighborhood park seemed to agree. I loved the classical architecture, the art, gelato stands on every corner, and most of all the use of boats instead...

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Pompeii (I see dead people)

After our exciting day in Rome, and almost missing the boat, we were ready for another fun day of sightseeing. Our stop was Naples, Italy but we wanted to go to Pompeii and see the ruins. We got on a train that was supposed to stop at the ruins. Unfortunately, the...

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Rome, Italy

Rome is the city that used to be the center of the world. In some ways it still has a lot of power in the world, with Vatican City and the Pope, as well as being the capital of Italy. We started out by going into the Vatican. We wanted to go to the Sistine Chapel...

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Florence, Italy

Florence is my favorite city in the world. I was amazed as soon as we got out of the train station. The buildings are gorgeous. The city is steeped in history and art and beauty. Florence, or Firenze, was the home of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Leonardo, among other...

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