Rome, Italy……An old multi-use stadium!

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Rate our Reviews  In the heart of Rome stands the great icon of the Eternal City, its walls half-crumbled but intact enough to preserve a glimpse into the ancient glory of empire and the heirs of Caesar triumphant. The Colosseum has withstood gladiator battles, earthquakes, devastating fires, barbarian hordes and pesky thieves, forever holding up […]

Rome, Italy – Domitilla’s Catacombs

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Rate our ReviewsI squeezed through the narrow and cold passageway cut from the rock and entered into a slightly larger hall.  Chiseled from the walls were horizontal niches or loculi just large enough for a person to slide into, though some of the openings were sadly quite small.  It was cold and rather dark and […]

POMPEII, ITALY – HISTORY FROZEN FOR ETERNITY

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Rate our ReviewsThe tragic story of Pompeii has always fascinated me, the ancient city buried under ash for two millennia after its hulking volcanic neighbor belched out some fiery displeasure in the heart of the Roman Empire.

Rome, Italy -Arena of Death

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Rate our ReviewsEver since I saw Russell Crowe playing Gladiator, standing in the huge, ancient arena and saying the words „My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius”, I wanted to see the Colosseum. I had to go to Rome and see the arena of death.

Cinque Terre, Italy – Five Alive Don’t Forget your Camera

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Rate our ReviewsItaly has so many treasures that it is easy to overlook the wealth of natural attractions.  Atop my list of these wonders is the splendid Cinque Terre hike. Cinque Terre translates as ‘five villages’, which are (from east to west):  Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. This eight mile jaunt passes through every […]