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Blog Challenge July 2012

St Peter’s Square

Saint Peter’s Square The main entrance to the Basilica is through St. Peter’s Square. However, our tour began in the museum, proceeded through the Sistine Chapel, then down through the Basilica, and finally out into the square. The Vatican is … Continue reading

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Vatican Museum

Vatican Museum The lineups are long to enter the Vatican Museum. Revenues from the visitors are used to support charities. Popes through history have collected art and sculptures to protect it in the Vatican. That is how the museum collected … Continue reading

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Trevi

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Trevi Fountain. Your stop will not take long unless the crowds are not cooperating and letting you get a picture. When I arrived it … Continue reading

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Colosseo

Piazza del Colosseo While the Pacific Princess was docked in Civitavecchia Italy, I took a bus tour into Rome to see the Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Here are a few photos from the Piazza del Colosseo. Here … Continue reading

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Santa Margherita Church

Santa Margherita Church Shoulder to shoulder with the other residential buildings in the town square a beautiful church claims its place in the history of this town. Inside you will be overwhelmed by the adornments which are as closely packed … Continue reading

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Rapallo

Rapallo Ligure Italy This city of about 30 thousand permanent residents is known for the Castello sul Mare (Castle-on-the-Sea), built in 1551 to defend the city. people have lived in the little bay since the 8th century BC. The shops line the … Continue reading

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Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita Ligure The bus ride along the mountain ridge included a light shower, but the skies were clearing when we arrived at Santa Margherita. This is a beautiful resort town with a permanent resident population around 10 thousand. The … Continue reading

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Genoa

Genoa, Italy Genoa (Genova in Italian) has always been a major Mediterranean port. It is currently the second busiest port in Italy. It is also the name of the province in the Liguria region of Italy. The city population is … Continue reading

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Aix St Sauveur

Aix Cathedrale Saint Sauveur The foundations of this church date back to Roman times. It has been modified and added to over the centuries and now has a collection of architectural styles from each of those periods of history. After … Continue reading

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Aix square

Aix, en Provence France has a town square. Only 30 kilometers north of the Mediterranean Sea, near Marseille, is a lively city with a people friendly ambiance. Here is a 360 view of the town square. Even on a cloudy, … Continue reading

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