Rome, Italy

Rome is city to walk and explore each little neighborhood, experiencing what each has to offer. There is so much to see. There is the traditional Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Roman ruins of the Forum, and the colosseum. All of these are a must see. The Vatican is special evenContinue reading “Rome, Italy”

Pompeii, and Its Nemesis Mount Vesuvius

The history of Pompeii is in-depth and does not begin with the Romans. It is a history worth exploring. Pompeii is situated next to Naples, just below Mt Vesuvius. The horrific day in 79AD when Vesuvius erupted leaving devastation, ended a prosperous life for many of those who lived there. For hundreds of years, thoseContinue reading “Pompeii, and Its Nemesis Mount Vesuvius”

A Ride Around Lucca and A View of Pisa

Having passed by Lucca a couple of times, only stopping for a moment in 2010, I knew I wanted to visit again. The plan this time was to ride bikes on the wall encircling the town, built in the 11th and 12th century. Lucca sits in Tuscany, a region known for its rich history,Continue reading “A Ride Around Lucca and A View of Pisa”

Road Trip to Barcelona and the Fast Train to France

The Highway from Valencia Spain to Barcelona has many sites to see. We stopped in the seaside town of Peniscola, and the Town of Tarragona to see the Roman Ruins. The city of Barcelona sits with the Pyrenees mountains to the northwest and the Mediterranean Sea to the east in northern Spain. Its influence comesContinue reading “Road Trip to Barcelona and the Fast Train to France”