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  • Spectacular Sunrise Photography Tour of Matera, Italy

    Spectacular Sunrise Photography Tour of Matera, Italy

    Oct 28, 2013 Italy

    It was after our rather disappointing discoveries in Pompeii that we followed Erin’s parents blindly to the next overnight spot they had chosen, Matera.

  • Romance, Magic and History… With Kids: Villa San Michele Florence

    Romance, Magic and History… With Kids: Villa San Michele Florence

    Oct 28, 2013 Italy

    Villa San Michele began life in the 15th century as a Franciscan monastery, featuring a stunning façade design attributed to Michelangelo. Today it is one of Europe’s most beautiful and iconic hotels. It is easy to see why most guests refer to it as heave…

  • Pompeii: World Renown Ancient Town Gets A Thumbs Down

    Pompeii: World Renown Ancient Town Gets A Thumbs Down

    Oct 27, 2013 Italy

    The ground rumbled, the sky grew dark and a cloud of white-hot ash flowed vertically out of the majestic mountain before collapsing down the slopes scorching everything in sight. Houses were engulfed. Anyone who escaped the heat was gradually suffocated b…

  • It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    Oct 26, 2013 Italy

    When you have a flight leaving Turkey and heading to Italy, it could be considered exciting. But I wasn’t flying to Italy. I was flying into my parent’s arms. Take joy in my happy reunion and check out our stay in Civitavecchia, Italy.

  • Use The Back Door On Your Bus To Amalfi

    Use The Back Door On Your Bus To Amalfi

    Oct 18, 2013 Italy

    Amalfi lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The Amalfi Coast is very popular, but what about it's namesake? Could it be as breath-taking?

  • Picturesque Positano & The Best Views Of It Are From Praiano

    Picturesque Positano & The Best Views Of It Are From Praiano

    Oct 18, 2013 Italy

    If a death-defying bus ride from hell sounds interesting, keep reading. Stunning views of Positano & the beauty of Praiano are all witnessed in this piece from the Amalfi Coast.

  • Save Big Dollars With Car Leasing In Europe

    Save Big Dollars With Car Leasing In Europe

    Oct 17, 2013 Italy

    As I gazed over the cliff from the driver seat of my Citroen car I could feel the breeze pulling my hair and smell the salty sea air through the open window. Amalfi Coast may have been a challenge, but it certainly was a challenge I was glad I accepted.

  • On Top of the World at Hotel Margherita, Praiano

    On Top of the World at Hotel Margherita, Praiano

    Oct 16, 2013 Italy

    It required a bit of courage, a touch of daredevil and a dash of insanity. But finally we had driven through Positano and traversed the narrow road towards to the top of Praiano and reached our destination – Hotel Margherita.

  • You Haven’t Eaten Real Italian Food Until You Have Eaten This

    You Haven’t Eaten Real Italian Food Until You Have Eaten This

    Oct 14, 2013 Italy

    It was 2001. I was 20 years old and Italy was cheese pizza and the occasional pasta. The food was an absolute let down after my love of everything Italian had brought me so far. Italy was still by far my most favourite place in the world, but its food was…

  • We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    Oct 8, 2013 Turkey

    If our previous stay in Alacati was the hidden gem that only locals know, then Oludeniz is the unhidden gem that all the British know about. I don’t think we’ve seen so many folks from the UK (outside Australia), than in this one town. Blimey!

  • Italy

    Italy

    Sep 18, 2013 Destinations

    When I first visited in 2001 Italy was my favourite country. Could it live up to this standard on my return? Visiting Italy with my kids and my parents. We hope you enjoy!

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