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Category: Italy (Page 2 of 3)

Buongiorno Venezia!

After a four hour drive from Varenna, we arrive in one of our favorite cities in the world…Venice!   Funny that we are here the same weekend that George Clooney is getting married.  Can you imagine the clout one must have to close down the Venice Grand Canal for your wedding party? This beautiful city is a group of islands separated by canals and linked together with bridges.  It is known for the beauty of it’s setting, it’s architecture, and it’s artworks, all so precious that the entire city is a UNESCO world heritage site, preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Rialto Bridge

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A Little Village – Varenna

We’ve travelled to the European continent and find ourselves in a small little village in the town of Varenna, Italy on beautiful Lago di Como. This little town is only about a mile long, most consisting of restaurants, hotels,  and high end exclusive homes, all along the water. Life is quiet here, and people come to relax and unwind by the lake, swim in the cool crystal waters, and enjoy boating. The lake is not very wide, which makes it oh so nice to look across at all the cute little other lakeside towns, but it’s long, so there are many car ferries taking autos from one side to the other.

Hotel Royal Victoria, where we are staying, in right in the center of town next to the village’s charming church, which chimes the dawn of the day at 6am with its ancient bells resonating through the town.  Our room overlooks the lake and is a perfect spot to enjoy the serenity and color of this place.

Center of town with our hotel on the right

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Sorrento – Pompeii, Italy

Buon giorno from Italia! After a day and a half at sea,  we have landed in Naples. Sorrento is a charming cute city with the best ice cream!! To get there its an hour drive along this beautiful Amalfi coast. The beaches are really interesting in that they are set up off a cliff, with winding staircases, perfectly aligned striped beach umbrellas, and wooden, striped changing rooms, like a movie from times gone by.

Main Piazza in Sorrento

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