Italy

Venice

VENICE – MY FAVOURITE CITY… SO FAR!

There will be no Silent Sunday post from me today for two reasons: I have been too ill to leave my bed for the last week, and I didn’t think that anyone really wanted to see a picture of a snotty tissue Unless I have collapsed at the airport, I…

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UNDERNEATH SAN CLEMENTE, ROME

Just because I am not religious doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a beautiful church and San Clemente is certainly a good-looking church. It isn’t huge, but the beautiful frescoes and gold ceiling more than make up for it. Built in 1084, I imagine Father Mullooly must have had quite a…

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CASTEL SANT’ ANGELO, ROME

Castel Sant’ Angelo* didn’t feature on my list of things to see while I was in Rome, but it was the closest major site to my hotel (other than the Vatican) and with a reduced metro service over the festive period, I walked down to check it out. And I…

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CHRISTMAS DAY IN ROME

I’m going to get it out there straight away and say that I don’t celebrate Christmas. If I’m with my family during the festive season, I’m happy to go with the flow, but if I’m not then 25th December is just another day. In 2012 I was in Morocco and…

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BATHS OF CARACALLA, ROME

While looking through my guide-book and planning my trip to Rome, I spotted a little picture of the Baths of Caracalla.  I had never heard of it before, but am a huge fan of things that are both huge and ancient (was going to make some kind of joke about…

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WHAT SHOULD I SEE WHILE I’M IN ROME?

I can’t believe I haven’t been to Rome before. I don’t know how that has happened, given my love of food and museums you would have thought I’d be a regular visitor, but no, for some reason, it just hasn’t happened. That will be remedied today (as long as everything…

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THE WEEK WE WENT TO MALCESINE

My goodness what a week Phil and I are having.  It starting with me getting a series of migraines that had me curled up in the foetal position, sobbing my eyes out and damning the entire world, then we quickly progressed to Phil attempting to remove the stone from an…

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HOLIDAY SNAPS FROM MILAN

Having been invited to a friend’s wedding on Lake Garda, Boon and I decided to make a longer trip of it by exploring some of Northern Italy.  We started off in Milan then Malcesine and finally Venice. Here are some of the pics from our two days in Milan…

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