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 hadContinue reading “Bitten By The Travel Bug”

Our Map Collection

All maps are not the same… We are big fans of public transportation but as we travel the one mistake we routinely make is not giving any thought to maps until we actually arrive in a new city. Every major city has literally hundreds of maps available but oddly it is sometimes difficult to locateContinue reading “Our Map Collection”

Cruising The Med Newsletter

HOT OFF THE PRESSES THE INTENTIONAL TRAVELER NEWSLETTER Click on The Newsletter to access and download your free pdf copy CRUISING THE MEDITERRANEAN – Get The Intentional Traveler’s newsletter on cruising the Mediterranean. It’s Free to download and easy to print a copy. A good reference on a Mediterranean cruise. It features information on cruiseContinue reading “Cruising The Med Newsletter”

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 isContinue reading “Mediterranean Itineraries”

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”

Civitavecchia, Rome’s 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’s Cruise Port”

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”

Getting Around In Rome (Part 2)

Using Rome Public Transit The Rome public transportation system is an integrated network of fast rail (Metro), trams, regional trains and buses that serve Rome and outlying suburbs. The Metro is the easiest to figure out and the fastest way to get around Rome. It consists of three lines, the A, that runs east west,Continue reading “Getting Around In Rome (Part 2)”

Less Than Eight Hours In Rome

We have returned to Rome a number of times usually staying a few days with each visit. On a Mediterranean cruise a few years ago it was our sons first trip to Europe. The cruise originated and ended in Barcelona and the ship docked for one day in Civitavecchia the port servicing Rome. With theContinue reading “Less Than Eight Hours In Rome”