Rome on the #40 Bus Route

The Express Bus to Saint Peters in Rome Rome is a fairly large city and any city's public transport system has its quirks and challenges to visitors.  Here you will find a PDF of the large central section of the Roman public transport and probably all you will need will be right here. First you … Continue reading Rome on the #40 Bus Route

Amsterdam to Rome via the Paris to Rome Night Train

Amsterdam to Rome via Thalys and Paris to Rome Night Train This may seem like an odd way to get to Rome but after exhaustive research and difficulty finding a cheap airfare or one that didn't require an overnight in Copenhagen, we opted for this rather strange way to get to Rome. There were some … Continue reading Amsterdam to Rome via the Paris to Rome Night Train

Messina, Sicily cruise excursion on your own to Taormina

Messina, Sicily, Italy There are many ships that call into this port and we recently traveled here on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on a seven night cruise of the eastern Mediterranean run. The Straits of Messina are really quite nice to pass through and are very scenic. If you travel through them … Continue reading Messina, Sicily cruise excursion on your own to Taormina

Sloppy Sam’s and the Campo di Fiori, Rome

Looking for very good food with excellent people watching in a typical Roman Piazza complete with a market and gorgeous fountains? Look no further than one of my fave spots in Rome, now quite a bit more touristy than it once was, the Campo di Fiori.  We ate at Sloppy Sam's in Rome because it … Continue reading Sloppy Sam’s and the Campo di Fiori, Rome