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Tami Sutcliffe
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We caught a shuttle from the pier (which is less than a mile away but seems to be a challenging walk, as the pier is heavily secured and is NOT geared toward foot traffic.) We had a bright winter morning and the crowds were light, so we wandered all over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Venetian Passage 2012
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All of the stereotypes were there: fabulous yachts, convertible Bentleys glistening in the sun, furriers with floor-length white mink coats, champaigne on every corner. Yup. And the Film Festival headquarters. And the palm trees. But we saw more than that. We walked all over the Le Suquet, the old quarter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Venetian Passage 2012
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Florence is magnificent: old and beautiful and calm. We wandered from the Piazza Santa Croce to the Palazzo Vecchio, eyes wide open, soaking it all in. (A gorgeous interactive map of Florence is here, with all of the splendid tourist stops in full panorama) This is my favorite shop of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Venetian Passage 2012
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We docked at Civitavecchia, and caught a morning train in to Rome. Early December is cold, but the skies are blue, the lines are short and you have entire sections of the city almost to yourself. We jumped off the train at San Piedro and started off by wandering through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Venetian Passage 2012
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The Duodo Palace literally shares an alley with the Theatro de Fenice. (We had no idea this building was such an important part of musical history. For instance, La Bohème premiered there in 1897, Rigoletto premiered in 1851 and the first performance on La Traviata was here on 6 March... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Venetian Passage 2012
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Our plan was to fly into Venice a few days early and then catch the ship on December 2. The itinerary included Venice, Rome, Florence, Cannes, Barcelona, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada and Ft. Lauderdale, followed by the maiden docking of this ship (The Crown Princess) into Galveston, Texas on December 22.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Venetian Passage 2012
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