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Today was largely a travel day for us. We departed the ship in Civitavecchia at 8:15. We found disembarking to be very easy — it’s one of the benefits of passengers rolling on and off the manifest at most of the ports-of-call. You simply don’t have the mad crush of an entire ship disgorging itself […]

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Day #11: La Spezia, Italy

Today’s the last day of our cruise but certainly not the least as we’re docked in La Spezia from which folks could opt to visit Florence, Pisa, or the Cinque Terre (our destination) amongst other places. We left the ship around 8:30, took a shuttle bus out of the port, and then a taxi (€15 […]

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Day #10: Genoa, Italy

We returned to Italy today with a call in the port of Genoa. This could be used as a gateway to Milan (where we’d been before) or to the Cinque Terre (where we’ll be tomorrow). But, we opted to just visit Genoa, as we’d never really seen this city before aside from briefly passing through […]

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Day #5: Rome

Note: I’ve noticed the images and text of some of my prior posts are kind of, to used the technical term, “screwed up.” As I’m already behind by many days in my posts and am working off of only an iPhone — I’ll have to fix these issues later. Apologies to my loyal readers… all […]

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Day #4: Rome

This morning we had a 9:30 reservation at the Galleria Borghese, known first and foremost for its collection of Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio paintings. It was a relatively short walk from our hotel across the Tiber, though it involved hiking up the steps from the Piazza del Popolo. The view is worth the effort: You’re […]

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