Rome’s Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar

After a long day walking thru Rome and a late lunch on the Via Veneto finding a wine bar for happy hour would be just the place to unwind. Trimani Enoteca A good choice would be the highly rated Trimani Enoteca which genuinely deserves the praise it gets. Trimani has been a name in RomeContinue reading “Rome’s Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar”

Civitavecchia – Port of Call Rome

Introduction The Cruise Port of Civitavecchia is a seaside city and the port serving the city of Rome. The city is served by frequent train service from and to Rome along with regular service to other Italian destinations. The Cruise port is only a short five or six block walk from the train station alongContinue reading “Civitavecchia – Port of Call Rome”

Rome Cruise Port of Civitavecchia

. Rome’s Cruise Port is Civitavecchia which is one of the Mediterranean’s Two Major Cruise Departure Ports. If you are spending time in Rome ahead of a cruise or are flying in, the trip to¬†Civitavecchia requires some planning as it is not a short distanceGeneral The Cruise Port of Civitavecchia is a seaside city andContinue reading “Rome Cruise Port of Civitavecchia”

The Port of Venice, Italy

Port of Call Venice One of the most popular ports of call on Mediterranean cruises, Venice (in Italian Venezia) is also regularly an over-night stay for many cruise itineraries and a port of departure for some cruises. It is an island city criss-crossed with a number of canals and is home to the iconic gondola.Continue reading “The Port of Venice, Italy”

A Few Days In Florence

Above: Ponte Vecchio Bridge If you are visiting Italy you should not pass up a visit to Florence, the capital of Italy‚Äôs Tuscany region. From many Italian cities, including Rome, it is easy to reach Florence by express train for an extra night or two stay.   The city is the birthplace of the RenaissanceContinue reading “A Few Days In Florence”

The Port of Naples, Italy

Port of Call Naples, Pompeii & Sorrento Naples is a major metropolitan area with a number of historical sites and several nearby destinations of interest. First is Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried by an eruption from Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Another popular side trip is to Sorrento. It is one ofContinue reading “The Port of Naples, Italy”

Civitavecchia, Rome‚Äôs Cruise Port

General – Civitavecchia is a seaside city and major port serving the city of Rome. The city is served by frequent train service from Rome along with service to other Italian destinations. The Cruise port is only a short five or six block walk along the waterfront on Via Aurelia. Once at the port thereContinue reading “Civitavecchia, Rome‚Äôs Cruise Port”

The Port of Livorno, Italy

General – Livorno is a popular cruise port of call mostly because it is a gateway to Pisa and Florence. Cruise ships offer a wide range of tours focused primarily on those two cities. But Livorno is also the center of the Etruscan Coast with its beautiful beaches and medieval villages. Where You’re Docked –Continue reading “The Port of Livorno, Italy”

Surprise Gem of the Italian Adriatic Coast

Ravenna in the northern Italian province of¬†Emilia Romagna¬†is a bit off the usual tourist trail. Located only two and a half hours from Venice by train with frequent service starting at ‚ā¨12 it is well worth a side trip. This city is a treasure trove of art and history with its basilica containing an extensiveContinue reading “Surprise Gem of the Italian Adriatic Coast”

Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar in Rome

We spent the entire day walking thru Rome with a late lunch on the Via Veneto. It was getting dark by the time we returned to our hotel but it was still too early to call it a day. We were staying only five blocks from the Termini and referring to our planning notes foundContinue reading “Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar in Rome”