Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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San Gimignano Courtyard

San Gimignano Courtyard Our tour has been invited into the inner courtyard. I hope it is good. Are those people leaving with ice cream cones? How do you feel about living in one of these tower homes? Now I see … Continue reading

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San Gimignano

The Towers of San Gimignano At one time as many as 72 towers adorned the hilltop. Now only 14 remain in spite of  political pressure in the past to reduce them to the height of the other houses. The next … Continue reading

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Tuscany

Tuscany countryside Carefully blending the natural countryside with some grooming and adding a few homes with character, this province earns the fame and acclaim that visitors are spreading around the world. As we leave the city of Pisa we glimpse … Continue reading

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PISA

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy The Italian region of Tuscany is well know for its wine fields and rolling picturesque countryside. You probably have heard of Florence, its capital city, and of Pisa and its famous tower. The Royal Princess docked for … 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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