Travels in Europe

You must see the Pantheon

The Roman Pantheon After leaving the Tiber River area, we walked, and I recommend walking.  Trying to drive there is a nightmare and really unnecessary if you are going to sites throughout Rome.  The train system is good as well and the buses, but walk if you can.  It feels good to walk after sitting …

Travels in Europe

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica Here are some tips for taking a tour to the Vatican.   Take a tour.  Use a tour group that has good reviews.  There is always going to be the unhappy person, but take the one with the most positive review Take the early morning tour.  Trust me it is worth it.  Then …

Travels in Europe

Arriving in Rome

Rome What can one say about the Capital city of Roma?  A lot.  It is a cosmopolitan city that has both the ancient, old and new all mixed in together.  It is a hustle and bustle of teeming life.  People on corners all over the city, selling their wares, food, clothes, trinkets and tours.   What …

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Herculaneum is just as cool as Pompeii.. maybe even a little more awesome…

Ercolano What a gloriously sunny and hot day to venture to Herculaneum.  We decided to see Herculaneum instead of Pompeii.  Why?  Well, while Pompeii is synonymous with Italy and Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, I had never heard of until Whitney told me about it.  Originally our plans were to go to Vesuvius and then Herculaneum.  It …