Five Lands, Italy

If you have been following this story since Monday you know that this week I am doing daily posts about our time in Italy.  So far I’ve covered Lake Como, Venice, and Portovenere.  We have now arrived at Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is Italian for ‘five lands’ and is not a city so much as it is a…

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Take The Recommendations

Monday I began my literary podcast through Italy, starting at Lake Como and continuing to Venice on Tuesday, which leads us to today, Cinque Terre.  Rather.  I thought it did.  But I realized that I have another story to tell first.  The meat of Cinque Terre will have to wait until tomorrow. Where we stayed:…

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Venice: 3 Stars

Yesterday I began my literary podcast through Italy, starting at Lake Como.  If you missed it, you can find it here. From Lake Como we continued onward to Venice.  I said yesterday that I liked 3 things about Venice, so I will start with that. It’s very pretty.  Picturesque.  Instaworthy.  Whatever you want to call…

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Once Upon a Time, in Italy

As it has been much publicized, by myself, on this blog, last year I went to Europe with my brother, two sisters, and brother-in-law.  Next week marks one year since this trip of a lifetime began.  I call it a trip of a lifetime because I don’t think it’s that common for 5 adult siblings…

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Vienna In 24 Hours

If I had to use one word to describe Vienna it would be: Classy.  Vienna was once the capitol of both the Austrian Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, in their times, and home to its royals.  It has a few palaces spread across town, uplifting the general style of architecture to demonstrate the true…

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