Month: September 2017

Getting Around In Rome With Google Maps

I always thought using public transportation was a good way to get around, but it takes a little getting used to in a new city.  Rome has many maps of the bus, subway and tram routes available. They use a 3pt font ( at least from the perspective of my old eyes ).  Google Maps offers real time routing for public transportation. In this case, … Read More Getting Around In Rome With Google Maps

Opera Arias In Rome

We happened on a small theater which presented Opera Arias and Neopolitan Songs in a small theater near the Pantheon.  The performance starts at 7:30 pm and runs a little over an hour.  The performance was wondefful and they got several ovations. You can not get a bad seat in this theater. It is in a old church building on Piazza Santa Chiara.   … Read More Opera Arias In Rome

Garda to Rome

After 12 days in Desenzano del Garda, we head for Rome.  Garda has been a slower paced visit than our time in Sicily. Driving is less challenging. The temperatures are cooler. I love Sicily, but the more controlled pace of life in the lake region is definitely more relaxing. One of the nicest things about the lakes is the boat transport that is readily … Read More Garda to Rome

White Nights Again. Notti Bianche

I am amazed by the town of Desenzano Del Garda.  For the least ever al months every Wednesday evening the White Nights appear along Via Roma and some other streets. Shops are open, vendors set up tents, and the people come out. Wonderful. Music and food are all around. Va bene. 

BACK TO BUSINESS AFTER IRMA

We arrived in Desenzano del Garda a week ago, but I was distracted by  Irma headed our way back home. Irma has come and gone and my wife and I have been blessed to have had no damage to our home. Power was out, but I checked our Logitech web cams and find we are back up. Great no loss of food. Many others … Read More BACK TO BUSINESS AFTER IRMA

The train trip.

No it is not like Metro North it is far more interesting.  Arriving at Romes airport from Catania, Sicily we found a ticket booth that would give us all the tickets we needed for our trip.  Our final destination was Densanzano del Garda on the largest of Italy’s lakes.  We probably could have paid less by going to the ticket booth, but we were … Read More The train trip.

On to Largo di Garda

Wifi has been very slow and the many new photos take a long time to upload. Tomorrow we fly to Rome and then go by train to Desenzano Dei Garda. Looking forward to exploring the lakes again. Hard at work contemplating tomorrows journey. We hate to leave  Sicily and the wonderful people we have met. Today we visited IKEA. Love the creativity and design. … Read More On to Largo di Garda

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