Category: Italy

How to See 6 Countries, 3 Continents, and 1 Boat for 16 Nights in April

For Amanda's birthday this year in April, we chose to do a back-to-back cruise with Holland America.  The first half of the cruise was  through the Greek Islands starting from Rome.  And, then once back to Rome, we started the 2nd half of the cruise through the Italian & French Riviera and to Tunisia and ...

Take a Trip to See the Charming Seaside Town of Cefalu, Sicily

After we left the French Riviera, our cruise ship sailed down to Tunisia in Africa. Due to high winds, the captain felt it unsafe to dock in the bay, therefore, we had to skip Tunisia, which was disappointing. But, we set sail for our next destination Palermo, Sicily. There we toured the seaside village of ...

Cinque Terre, Italy – is there not a more beautiful place?

After sailing through the Greek Islands, we took the next portion of the cruise along the Italian coast and French Riviera. Our first stop was the city of Livorno, Italy. From here, we could take excursions either into Florence or Pisa, but since we plan to be back in a year to see those, we ...

How to Travel to 2 Continents and 4 Countries by 1 Boat

2 continents (Europe & Asia) & 4 countries in one week!! When we learned that Amanda's mother Sheila was coming to visit us in Germany for the month of October, we planned a 7 day cruise to see several countries in one trip. This was our 3rd cruise (the others in the Caribbean and to ...

Roman Holiday – How We Spent 4 Days in Rome and Vatican City

Living in central Europe for the next three years, we plan to take full advantage of our location to visit as many places as we can.  Heck, it's like traveling from North Carolina to New York distance-wise to most places....and, it's to different countries (well, you do go through West Virginia going to NY, so ...