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My travels and other interests



Florence (2018)

Florence was the last stop in our tour of Italy. Our guide Nina went over the history of Florence and its importance. I also got some details by reading guide books and internet. Florence is the birth place of Renaissance….


Cinque Terre (2018)

Cinque Terre, meaning five lands in Italian, is part of Italian Riviera. The term Riviera refers to the coastal line between the sea of Liguria and the mountains which extend from southern city of La Spezia to Genoa and Genoa…


Lucca (2018)

Our next stop is Lucca. It is actually a side attraction for us. We made it a stop because it is on our way to Cinque Terre ( Italian Riviera) and we spent about four hours in the city. Lucca…


Volterra (2018)

Our second stop in the “Heart of Italy” tour is Volterra. It is in the region of Tuscany and the province of Pisa. It is a 4 hour ride from Rome (170 miles). This 4 hour went quickly because most…


Rome (2018)

Recently I and a family member visited Italy for 8 (May 2-9) days. We now know why travelers love Italy. Italy has rich history, beautiful landscape and friendly people. We went on Seattle based Rick Steve’s tour. As expected, the…