A Walk Along in Positano, Italy

We have arrived in Positano on a hot Sunday afternoon and what is everybody doing? They are at the beach! I can’t believe how blue the water is! People are trying to cool off! And some are under the very colorful umbrellas…………. No shampoo or soap allowed at the shower! This is the only “fat”…

A Walk In Amalfi, Italy

We will soon be heading out of Amalfi, but before we go, take a look at the village on the sheer cliffs! Just walking around here gives you goosebumps! It is just so Italian and everything one imagines Italy should be! As you are probably aware, this year, we decided not to lug cameras or…

Saint Andrew Cathedral, Amalfi, Italy

Today, we are still anchored off the coast of Amalfi, Italy. We are tendered to shore in those orange roofed life boats. Looking at the coast, this is the splendid view this morning! See that tall building in the center of the photo? That is our first stop.  We will be visiting the Saint Andrew…

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…

Six On Saturday on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has reached the port at Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy. Our featured excursion was to see the country villa of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was exiled here in 1814. I have written another post about Napoleon’s villa HERE. Bonaparte’s villa called the Villa of San Martino is located in the Arcipelago Toscano National Park….

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………