Category Archives: Italy

Our Italian Encore

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”–Giuseppe Verdi (Italian composer)   LAKE COMO, ITALY The clock is ticking and as we anticipated our departure date of July 31st from Crete, we decided to squeeze in one more … Continue reading

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Vicenza, Italy

“So stinkin’ FUN!!!”  So well put by my five-foot, fun-loving, bundle-of-energy friend, Silvia to describe our visit to Vicenza, Italy.  The Mabie family is hands-down one of our favorite families on the face of the earth.  Imagine two great people … Continue reading

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A Pisa ITALIA

How do you turn down a round trip flight to Pisa, Italy direct from Hania, Crete for under 100 euro?  Answer:  You don’t.   And thanks to Gio and Jenn who keep a home in La Spezia while they are … Continue reading

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Biking the Appian Way – Rome

During our first two visits to Rome we knocked ourselves out, like all tourists do, to pack as much in as possible in order to check off the “must-sees” on the long list of remarkable Roman sights.  This last time … Continue reading

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City of Water – Venice

Magical Venice – how to describe it?  Perhaps it’s best to begin with the number one question in most people’s minds…”WHY?”  Why is Venice there and who’s bright idea was it to build a city in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Florence, Italy

Florence…Firenze…the seat of Renaissance art and architecture, is a thriving city today dedicated to restoring and preserving its long heritage as curator of the best of the Renaissance. In fact, the historic city of Florence is one big museum and … Continue reading

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Roma!

What started out as a afterthought, ended up as one of our most favorite destinations – ROMA! When we scheduled our trip to the Amalfi Coast we figured that since we’ll be so close we should spend a day or … Continue reading

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

“The gift of life unwraps itself through time; All we need to do is sit back and enjoy its contents.” In March, Richard’s brother Dan along with other family and friends made the trip across “the Pond” to Italy where … Continue reading

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Naples, Italy

BUON GIORNO! In November, Richard attended a ten day training at the US Naval Base in Naples, Italy. Any chance to go to Italy is high on the priority list for Mel so she joined him for a week. The … Continue reading

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