The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 24: What Happened to Casanova?

Your Virtual Italy Vacation continues in Venice as Thor and I take the Secret Itinerary tour through the Doge’s Palace and the adjacent prison where Casanova was held. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 23: Venice, Basilica di San Marco

Your retro Virtual Italy Vacation continues as Thor and I admire Venice’s magnificent basilica, with its blend of Eastern and Western styles. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 22: Arrival in Venice

Your retro virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I take the train from the rugged coast of Cinque Terre to the canals of Venice. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 21: Farewell to Cinque Terre

Your Virtual Italy Vacation continues as Thor and I take a last ramble around the cliff-hugging villages and rugged coastline of Cinque Terre. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 20: Cinque Terre’s Path of Love

Your Italy retro Virtual Vacation continues as Thor and I walk the path between Cinque Terre villages and take some beach time. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 19: Cinque Terre’s Sentiero Azzurro to Vernazza

Your retro Virtual Italy Vacation continues our hike along the cliffside “Blue Path” to Vernazza, site of disastrous 2011 mudslides. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 18: Hiking Cinque Terre’s Sentiero Azzurro

Your retro Virtual Italy Vacation continues as Thor and I hike the rugged coastal trail between Cinque Terre villages clinging to the cliffs. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing to surge, I’m continuing my … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 17: Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre

Your virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I take the train from Florence and settle in among the villages clinging to the cliffs of Cinque Terre. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 16: Farewell to Florence

Your Virtual Italy Vacation continues as Thor and I visit a last few sites of artistic splendor in Florence, before boarding a train to our next stop. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic surging again, I’m … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 15: Out and About in Florence

Your Virtual Italy Vacation continues with local color as Thor and I ramble around Florence. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first … Continue reading

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