Italy

 

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When we found out that we were going to Germany for a month, Italy was a natural destination for travel afterwards. Bursting with history, I wanted to show the kids another culture, another country, another time. Italy delivered. They experienced and saw so many new and old things that they had never seen before. We made many memories that we will all cherish for many years to come.

Having said that, traveling with kids has its own pains. But as they say, time heals all pains, and I am happy to report that 3 months has almost completely washed away the memory of our bad days. 8)

We learned a few lessons along the way, usually the hard way. Hopefully it will help you have a better travel experience.  Feel free to check out our travel destinations in Italy:

 

Venice Gondolas

Venice - the city built on stilts in the Adriatic Sea (Picture Left:  Gondolas along the Grand Canal)

Ponte Veccio, Florence Italy

Florence- the city of sculptures, home to Michelangelo and Galileo, and Ponte Vecchio  (Picture Left:  Ponte Vecchio)
Cinque Terre - View of Monterosso Cinque Terre and La Spezia - A view from our hike from Levanto to Monterosso (one of the villages of Cinque Terre)

pompei_funerary_monuments

Pompeii and Surrounding Excavations - Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and many more - there is so much to learn from the remains that the ancient world left us.  (Picture Left: Funerary Monuments that line the road to Pompeii's City Gate)

Mount Vesuvius - a view from Pompeii Forum

Mount Vesuvius - the volcano that buried Pompeii, Oplontis and Herculaneum in its ashes in 79 AD.  (Picture Left:  A view of the volcano from Ancient Pompeii Forum)

 Amalfi Coast - A View from Footpath of the Gods trail

Amalfi Coast- A View from Footpath of the Gods (Sentierro degli Dei) trail

Matera

Matera - the oldest city in Italy, over 9000 years old and still being inhabited today

Rome - Colosseum

Rome - the city that will unfold 3000 years of history right before your eyes.  (Picture Left:  The Colosseum)
 
Warning: The safety of these adventures are dependent on a variety of factors including but not limited to: terrain, weather, wildlife, hiker skill level, human error, and other foreseen and unforeseen circumstances. Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information provided.  As such, we will not be held responsible for any harm, injury, and/or loss that may result. Your personal judgement on the safety of each adventure is required at all times. Please use your own discretion and be safe.

 

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