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The Rambling Writer’s Italy: Recap of your Virtual Italy Vacation

Farewell to Italy and your Virtual Vacation as we take a peek back at the highlights. Arrivederci!

NOTE: Since travel is still iffy with the pandemic continuing, I started a blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, I’ve continued every week, with some detours in real time. You can follow the rest of this series and other travel adventures at, as I’m still working to restore my archived earlier posts to our new Book View Cafe website.

Thor and I joined forces in a later-life romance in 2007, at which time he told me that I would “always be 54” to him. At the time, I didn’t realize how much I would later appreciate that sentiment and his rose-colored glasses. Especially after the 2020 year from hell, I’m happy to escape back to our first big trip together and our relatively fresh faces in these photos. Join us for a fun tour of Italy!

We visited:


I’m posting my complete blog entries on my own author website at, where you can finish this episode and enjoy all the accompanying photos. You can also view the complete Italy series there, as well as many other Rambles. Please continue reading by clicking on the link below, then you can return here (use “go back” arrow above) to comment, ask questions, or join a conversation. We love your responses!


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3 thoughts on “The Rambling Writer’s Italy: Recap of your Virtual Italy Vacation”

  1. That was such a great trip. All of our trips are wonderful but we seem to be spending more time on beaches these days and less time running around.

    1. It was a wonderful trip, though somewhat exhausting, absorbing so much history and culture in a whirlwind three weeks. Now we like to combine exploring exciting sites with relaxing time at the beach and swimming in clear seas! Our bodies thank us.

  2. Sherwood Smith

    Love the art so much! And the houses on the bridge. What a fun place to live!

    Also love the sidewalk artist, busy making art.

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