20 unusual things to see and do in Rome!

Rome, the Eternal City, is renowned for its ancient history, breathtaking architecture, and iconic landmarks like the Colosseum and Vatican City. While these attractions are undoubtedly remarkable, the city has much more to offer than meets the eye. ……

By |2023-05-11T13:48:05-07:00May 11th, 2023|

Discover the Timeless Beauty of the Trevi Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain is an iconic landmark in Rome and one of the most famous fountains in the world. It is a beautiful, monumental fountain located in the heart of the city and is a must-see for tourists who visit Rome. The Trevi Fountain is the largest baroque fountain in Rome, standing at 26.3 meters high (86.3 feet) and 49.15 meters wide (161 feet). ……

By |2023-02-11T09:49:53-07:00February 11th, 2023|

Venice bans large cruise ships sailing through the city

After years of protests and discussion, the Italian government has issued its bans on cruise ships sailing through Venice’s Giudecca Canal. These ships dwarf the ancient city and create waves that erode underwater walls & undermine the supports holding up the city. Cruise ships have long been sailing through Venice on the Giudecca Canal passing St Marks Square and several historic cathedrals. Ban on most cruise ships starts August 1 Starting August 1, 2021, cruise ships will be banned from using the Guidecca Canal. Instead they will traverse a southern lagoon and dock near the mainland at the port ......

By |2022-07-07T09:30:30-07:00July 21st, 2021|

The haunting ruins of Pompeii

During an Azamara Cruise we had a port stop in Sorrento, Italy, and while Sorrento is a charming old city perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean, we wanted to visit the once thriving ancient city of Pompeii. As you’ll soon learn, it is a visit that everyone should take. Steep cliffs in Sorrento, Italy ​I should note that the drive from Sorrento to Pompeii is not for the faint of heart. The road hugs the mountain cliffs with steep vertical drops. We had expected Pompeii to be a lot like many ruins we have seen before - ......

By |2022-07-07T12:40:36-07:00December 8th, 2019|

Venice redirects large cruise ships

What it means for you Italian officials announced this week that they will start redirecting large cruise ships away from the historic center of the city. These ships will no longer be able to cruise through the Giudecca Canal. As you can see from the picture above, these huge ships are so massive they obliterate the view of this charming city. Locals worry that the wake caused by these massive ships undermines the wooden poles which hold up this city. Others are concerned about the overcrowding these ships bring to Venice. Regardless of your position on these issues, the ......

By |2022-07-07T13:01:08-07:00August 10th, 2019|
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