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Sites to See in Rome – The City’s Most Infamous Stairway

From the Mamertine prison that dates back to the 4th century BC you can walk about 100 yards to reach two of Rome’s most popular museums in a wonderful square that was created by Michelangelo in the 14th century. And … Continue reading

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Sites to See in Rome – The City’s Most Infamous Prison

One of the most popular sites to visit in Rome is the Roman Forum, located immediately adjacent to the even more popular Coliseum. While it’s estimated that some 4 million visitors tour the coliseum, around 2.5 million make it over … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of Rome’s Most Beautiful Fountain

Legend tells us that over two-thousand years ago a young virgin led a group of thirty Roman soldiers to a spring near the ancient roadway known as the Via Collatina. And in 19 BC, an aqueduct was built that would … Continue reading

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Florence’s Church of Unrequited Love

You could spend weeks exploring the city of Florence and never see all of the sights. Crowds of tourists visit the most famous ones – from the statue of David to the Duomo, the Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and countless others. But, … Continue reading

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The Sweet Smell of Capri

If you’ve been to Capri you know that it is a jubilation for all of the senses – the feel of the warm Mediterranean breeze as it brushes your skin, the sound of the turquoise water as it crashes onto the rocky shores, the magnificent … Continue reading

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Portofino’s Most Beautiful Walk

Portofino is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular small ports on the Mediterranean. From the million dollar yachts that often crown into the narrow inlet to the endless horizon that awaits you at the lighthouse, the glories of … Continue reading

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Pisa’s Overlooked Treasure

It’s hard to fault anyone, especially a first time visitor, for becoming hypnotised by the imposing beauty of the major structures found in the historic Piazza dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles. From the world famous Leaning Tower to the … Continue reading

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Escape the Crowds in Sorrento

Sorrento is one of the loveliest and liveliest towns along the Mediterranean coast of Italy. From the hub of activity in Tasso Square through the rush of tourists wandering along the Corso Italia, this is a great place to enjoy … Continue reading

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