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L’Aquila Still Recovering

October 2, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Force Of Nature Hit But L’Aquila Still Recovering We spent a week in Pescara on the Adriatic coast of Italy and explored the Abruzzo region with day trips. One day we headed high in the Gran Sassa mountain and park area. With map in hand we picked L’Aquila for our enroute […]

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Climbing High To Civitella Del Tronto

October 1, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Heading To Civitella Del Tronto In The Mountains of Abruzzo With map in hand we plotted a day trip north from Pescara to pick up sites we may have missed in our train trip from Rimini to Pescara. Having been far too ambitious in our planning when we took our day trip […]

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Coastal Forts Protect The Adriatic Coast

September 30, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

South of Pescara Coastal Forts Protect The Adriatic Coast We planned to take a day to explore the coastline south of Pescara as far as Vieste in Puglia. After we finished our week in Pescara, we were headed to Lecce in Puglia for our next week. The drive to Lecce would […]

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Sulmona and Scanno – Abruzzo Hills Towns

September 29, 2014 TravelAtWill 4

Visiting Sulmona For Authentic Confetti To tour around the Abruzzo region in Italy, we were finally renting a car! Every trip we have made, we planned to get a car and have got lulled into the ease of train and bus travel. While that gets you almost everywhere, we knew […]

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Igea Marina The Off Season Beach Ghost Town

September 27, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Italian Riviera Off Season When planning this trip to Italy, we wanted to explore some new and off-the-beaten-path locations for tourists. There could be no more real local Italian destination than to go to an Italian beach town. When we searched “Italian – beach – Adriatic” we were bombarded with […]

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San Marino – A Country Inside Italy

September 23, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Leaving Italy For The Day To Visit San Marino The other “must do” day trip while at our Igea Marina stop was to visit the Independent Republic of San Marino buried in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region. The fact that it was a separate country was a draw […]

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Ravenna The Mosaic Town

September 22, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Many Great Examples Can Be Found In Ravenna The Mosaic Town Renowned for its ancient mosaics, Ravenna was one of the towns on our list to visit from Igea Marina.  By train it was an easy 45 minute, in second class, milk run trip. Rick Steves travel guides suggest that […]

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Bologna Old Town

September 20, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Bologna Old Town – Heart Of The Emilia Romagna Region It was a quick train trip (90 minutes) from Verona to Bologna but since we were travelling on Saturday we thought it might be busy so decided to pay the extra premium for 1st class train tickets. We should not have […]

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666 San Luca Porticos

September 18, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

San Luca Porticos – The Mother Of All Porticos in Bologna Bologna should be known as the city of porticos. During our week in Bologna we walked miles and miles of porticos but no visit would be complete without walking the 666 porticos to San Luca high on the hill […]

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Bologna The Fat City

September 16, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Bologna and Food – The Fat City in Emilia Romagna Bologna is known for 3 things, as the: Red City – for its flirtation with communism and/or for the prevalence of red brick Educated City – having the first public university for law and medicine and having a large student population […]

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Getting Connected in Italy

September 14, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Getting Getting Connected in Italy In Italy Was So Easy and Cheap Wifi is an essential requirement when we travel.  While I am generally “unavailable” for any work connectivity, my personal needs are much greater – to stay in touch with our children, to travel plan and to connect to […]

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Verona City of Lovers

September 13, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Verona City of Lovers Is A Great Starting Point In Italy The first stop on our 10 week Italy trip was ten days in Verona, the city of lovers!  When planning our flights, we were able to find a really good deal on a British Airways (BA) flight from London to […]