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Navigating Those Ports To Get To Your Cruise

So we’ve booked our cruise, the bags are packed and we’ve the trip to the airport. What did we forget? Maybe we need to research how to get to our cruise ship? The easiest choice would be to book transfers to the ship with the cruise line, but it could be we’ll be missing out […]

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Cruise Itineraries Cruising Europe

Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries

Summer is cruising season in the Mediterranean and the major cruise lines are well established in the market and offer a wide variety of itineraries. There are a number of similarities in most itineraries with the two main embarkation ports being Barcelona and the port for Rome, Civitavecchia. A majority of cruises in the eastern […]

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Europe Restaurants &

Rome’s Enotecas / Wine Bars

After a long day walking thru the sights of Rome with maybe a late lunch on the Via Veneto what would be better than finding a wine bar for happy hour – just the perfect finish to a great Roman day. Italian wine bars are called Enoteche, an Italian word derived from a Greek word […]

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The Map Room

Navigating on our cellphones is great but it does have shortcomings. Over the years we’ve collected a number of maps and marked them up with attractions and routes to follow. We have also combined and modified maps before our trip to simplify understanding a place. Here we provide a number of these modified maps that […]

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Cruise Ports of Call Cruising Europe

Civitavecchia, Rome’s Port

Civitavecchia is a seaside city and the port serving the city of Rome. The city is serviced 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 from the train station. Once inside the […]

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Europe

Only 8 Hours To See Rome

Want to see Rome in a day? A tour of the iconic and major sites of Rome, The Eternal City. Including information on using the Rome Metro and trains.

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Europe Restaurants &

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 Rome […]

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Bitten By The Travel Bug

My First Night In Rome A Short Story Back in the spring of 1965 for high school graduation I went to Italy with a relative. It was the first time I had left the United States and it was to be a great adventure. The way things worked out as we traveled around I had […]

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Cruise Itineraries Cruising Europe

Mediterranean Itineraries

Considering A Mediterranean Cruise Summer is cruising season in the Mediterranean and the major cruise lines are well established in the market and offer a wide variety of itineraries. There are a number of similarities in most itineraries with the two main embarkation ports being Barcelona and the port for Rome, Civitavecchia. Venice, Italy is […]

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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 and […]