The Pizza of Naples

One of the true highlights of my time in Naples was the pizza. Seriously. I really liked Naples in general, as you can read in my other posts on it. But the pizza really did stand out. I spent another day there in between my time in Southern Italy and Florence and ate two more […]

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A Poem: Cloistered

While waiting out the rain before leaving the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, I sat outside waiting for it to let up before leaving. I ended up writing a poem while sitting there, so figured I’d post it. First poem I’ve written in a number of years. Cloistered Rain falling heavily on roses. I […]

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Pompeii

I spent Sunday May 10th at Pompeii. Getting there was pretty easy, I just took the Circumvesuviana train from Naples Central Station, it has a separate entrance and ticket than the other trains, but there are plenty of clear signs. It’s even named after going around Vesuvius so should be easy to remember. You take […]

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A Saturday in Napoli

My second day in Naples was also a really good day. It was a long whirlwind day full of museums, sites, and lots of delicious food. Without much in the way of lines or crowds at most of the places I went, it was amazing just how much I did today. Compared to the pace […]

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Ostia Antica

For my fifth day in Rome, I decided to head out to Ostia Antica and see the ruins of the ancient harbor city of Rome. I did not know just what I was in for, it was truly amazing and I think a must-see on any visit to Rome. It’s surprisingly easy to get to, […]

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Vatican City

Vatican City is a must-see site in Rome. It can be daunting with the long lines and big crowds, but it’s definitely worth it. I went to Vatican City on Monday morning, and through a combination of planning and luck I think the visit there worked out extremely well. And as it can be a […]

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