Thursday Doors: Amalfi, Italy

We are hot……….it is early morning and it is hot………….but we have looked forward to getting to Amalfi and it should be hot in the middle of the summer right? But, still I am really hot! As I look out from our balcony on the ship I think there should be lots of doors here….

Saying Goodbye to Our Last Port on Elba Island: Portoferraio, Italy

We’re leaving Elba Island today from Portoferraio, the capital of Elba Island, during Napoleon’s time. This island is the perfect getaway whether you are coming for the beaches or wanting to get some solitude! So, one last look and back out to sea for us! And photos from the ship…………. Sailing, sailing, sailing away! Where…

The Rest of Elba Island, Italy

I bet you think we are going to be on Elba Island for as long as Napoleon was! I have been re-couping from spine surgery, so things have been in the slow lane here for a couple of weeks……….. But,  here is my last post on Elba! Following the tour of Napoleon’s villa we drove…

Napoleon on Elba Island, Italy

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military leader, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. He quickly rose to fame during the French Revolution, after seizing power and crowned himself emperor in 1804. He was shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, who successfully waged war against many European nations and expanded…

Thursday Doors on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has anchored near Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy, which is shaped like a fish. We are here to visit one of two residences that Napoleon Bonaparte had on the island between May, 1814 and February, 1815, when he was exiled here after he abdicated the French throne. I will post a more detailed account…

Santa Margherita, Italy

We have “tendered” over to Santa Margherita from Portofino. For those of you, like me, who had no idea what a “tender” was; it’s a boat that can be used as a life boat from a big ship or can be used to transport you from a ship out at sea to a harbor. Our…

Six On Saturday in Portofino, Italy

We are cruizin’ right along so today I have a twofer! Portofino was definitely one of my favorite destinations on this cruise. The village and harbor were small. The colors were amazing. The flowers everywhere. So let’s look at my SOS! We walked up the hill to see Saint George’s Church. Cascading flowers and cacti…

Did You Say Pastel in Portofino?

You last found me here at the café, just enjoying the beautiful scenery in Portofino, Italy. As I gaze around the harbor it is the pastel colors that put me in a happy mood…………so let’s see more of  Portofino…….. From my chair at the café, I think my favorite color is the peachy terra-cotta color…………

Thursday Doors in Portofino, Italy

The Voyager has docked in the harbor at Portofino and we tendered into the beautiful sea-side village. I loved everything about Portofino at first glance; the tiny harbor set with cafés, the shape and colors of the buildings and the hot, hot, hot weather…….. Now let’s find some doors! There were many doors here with…

Portofino, Italy; Oh, How I Loved You!

We followed this guy out of the port in Monte-Carlo….. Wouldn’t it be nice to just have a private yacht, a helicopter and a little dinghy, to take you anywhere you wanted to go? We were on the other guy……the Regent ship, Voyager, which ain’t to shabby either! This morning we woke up to views…

#RoofSquares in Venice

Venice is a soft golden yellow! Inside and out! We’re almost down to the wire for Becky’s Square Challenge! I have enjoyed seeing everyone’s roof squares………

#RoofSquares: Is Rome the Most Photogenic City?

Here I am back in my Rome photo collection! More #RoofSquares for Becky’s Challenge this month! There is something about the light that is just right……………… There is something about the architecture and the shadows………. There is something about the sullenness that only Rome can reveal………… There is the pride in “We are Still Standing.” And…

#RoofSquares: When in Rome……..

Be sure to look up……down…….and all around at the great beauty of Rome! Won’t you join Becky’s Square Challenge this month? The Theme is RoofSquares!

#RoofSquares In Rome

Today’s for Becky’s Square Challenge we have roofs in Rome! Enjoy! Won’t you add your square?

Thursday Doors:The Italy Everyone Goes to Italy For

  When it comes to destinations the place that I get the most questions about is Italy.  Italy is the one country with big expectations. Tourists want the Italy shown in the movies. But, there are so many aspects to Italy. For me there is the big-city Italy with great tourist sites, churches, shopping, restaurants…