Tagged With "Italy"

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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! Those murals are incredible!
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks. What is nice is that most murals has some link to the cultural, ethnic or historical aspect of Winnipeg. They show a diverse cross-section of the life of the city over the years.
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

PHeymont ·
Looking forward to Part 2...some of the ones you've showed us here are incredible.
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you. If my schedule is good I will be back to Winnipeg in the fall sometime and plan to do more for a part 2.
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Re: Bologna: a Wonderful City to Walk Around

Ron B. ·
Some of my pix from a couple of years ago
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Re: Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Ron B. ·
Just there myself. Phone's battery running low, so pix are limited. A shop's window. On the way to Ponte Vecchio with a friend who bought two enormous gold rings.
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
Dr. Fumblefinger, Nice slideshow with great pics. We were in Venice in 2012 for 6 or 7 days and made an excursion to Burano as a day trip. The first thing we noticed was that tourism has reached the tiny island. There was a new docking station for the vaporetti and all sorts of kiosks selling the usual stuff. The first time we were there was in 2008 and it was a sleepy island that time seemed to forget. In fact, we came across four elderly ladies sitting on a bench gabbing and knitting. I...
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

DrFumblefinger ·
Great memories, rbciao! I'd like to head back to Burano some day, maybe spend 2-3 days there, just kicking back and enjoying the ambiance. We were there in May and it was not at all heavily touristed at that time, though certainly the shops were there to lighten the load of your Euro heavy wallet! Their lace was truly beautiful and my wife just couldn't resist!
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
I would like to also stay on Burano if I could find a place with air conditioning.
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Re: The Glorious Mosaics of Ravenna

PortMoresby ·
Remarkable.
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Re: The Glorious Mosaics of Ravenna

DrFumblefinger ·
It is remarkable, PortMoresby! And it reminds me I need to get some new tile in the bathroom soon......
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Re: Sweden claims 'best pizza' title. Yes, Sweden!

Travel Rob ·
It looks Delicious!
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

DrFumblefinger ·
Very informative and interesting post, TravelingCanuck! I lived in Winnipeg for about a dozen years during my teens and early 20s, and go back often to visit my elderly father who still lives there in a retirement home. I've seen some of the street art in the city, but not these very interesting murals. I note on the Valour mural photos there appears to be white stuff falling from the sky. This could, of course, happen almost any time of year in Winnipeg. Anyways, thanks for sharing and hope...
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
You are correct. I was there mid April and there was a light dusting of snow falling. I will be back in the fall or new year again and plan on checking out more murals for a part 2.
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Re: Italy joins anti-food-waste movement

GarryRF ·
In my local UK store I can buy a 5 Kilo bag (10 pound) of irregular shaped fruit and veg for £2 ($3) in prime condition. It's to help low income families but there's plenty more where it came from. The photo above looks like fruit that's ready for the trash. That's not the idea behind the scheme that's all across Europe. Wonky Potato !
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Re: Italy joins anti-food-waste movement

DrFumblefinger ·
Garry, it looks like the wonky veggies are fresh but misshapen. A good marketing idea to sell them separately. I think the idea behind the law is to prevent food waste. There are many tons of food discarded by restaurants and stores every day, as the article lays out. If this food could be channeled to food banks and such a day or two earlier, it would cut down a lot of waste. That is a noble effort, if it works. I like Italy's law of incentives better than France's. The carrot is more...
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Re: Italy joins anti-food-waste movement

GarryRF ·
We've seen so many examples of fields of freshly cropped food getting ploughed back into the land because it doesn't conform to standards. More than enough for the disadvantaged people. So we have a donation point on the way out of food stores too. Then all donations go to Food Banks in the area. Waste is waste. There is so much more food can be saved at source - farms - than the pickings of a few restaurants. Stores in the UK already have a tie-in with a deserving local charity for removing...
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Re: Italian town bans barking

DrFumblefinger ·
If this ban will be enforced, it is effectively a ban on having dogs in that town, because by their nature, dogs will bark. Some do it more than others, but they all will bark sometime. You can try to control and discipline them, but that will have limited success. People love their dogs. I know that's true of me and it's true of many others. Doesn't sound like the kind of place I'd want to live in.
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Re: Italian town bans barking

PHeymont ·
Calling Dr. Pavlov! We need you back to work on some other aspects of dog behavior. Seriously, it should be possible to train dogs not to bark; the question is what other behaviors would be affected?
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Re: Italian town bans barking

Travel Rob ·
I've had a couple of barkless Basenjis before -but they made other noises besides barking, so I guess that breed still doesn't qualify in Controne
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Re: Italian town bans barking

DrFumblefinger ·
You might be able to train dogs to bark less, but the only way you can get them not to bark is to surgically transect the nerves that go to their vocal cords, or to surgically mutilate the cords so they don't work any more. Sounds very compassionate, doesn't it?
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Re: Have your World Heritage and eat it, too!

GarryRF ·
Similar to the status of Champagne. I've tasted some excellent California Champagne. But to be sold here in Europe it has to be from that designated region of France. Same with Palma Ham.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2015: South of Naples

IslandMan ·
looks beautiful...great pictures
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2015: South of Naples

DrFumblefinger ·
Great adventure! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2015: South of Naples

GarryRF ·
Did you discover any wines that you'd like to share ? I love trying a wine that's unknown to me. Like Gancia Asti came as a pleasant surprise.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2015: South of Naples

TravelingCanuck ·
Sounds like a wonderful way to end a jaunt around Italy. So how did you travel through Italy? By train or car?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2015: South of Naples

Non Stop Destination ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: Did you discover any wines that you'd like to share ? I love trying a wine that's unknown to me. Like Gancia Asti came as a pleasant surprise. I love the Asti wines, and really enjoyed the Chianti wines, but I've forgotten the names of any specific wines I enjoyed in Italy I'm afraid. I do recommend the South African Durbanville Hills Chardonnay
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2015: South of Naples

Travel Luver ·
What a beautiful and amazing landscape! I wouldn't want to leave.
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Re: Park of Monsters, Bomarzo, Italy: Where Gumbo Was #47

Travel Rob ·
What a cool place to take kids to! Or kids of all ages ,because I want to see it too!
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Re: Park of Monsters, Bomarzo, Italy: Where Gumbo Was #47

Jonathan L ·
I really enjoyed visiting the whole area around Viterbo. It is a really laid back place. Not like Rome, Florence or other high traffic places in Italy
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

HistoryDigger ·
Italian meditation levitation. Wow!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, believe the special trick relates to a magical flying carpet the top one is sitting on....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

Travel Rob ·
That was too amazing of a trick for me not to look up how they did it! Although looking up the answer only left me with more questions about the amazing buskers you saw! http://www.randi.org/site/inde...on-with-physics.html
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

rbciao ·
I remember seeing those two buskers during our time in Verona in August, 2012. They did present a very creative look in a land of creative street entertainers. Verona was a fantastic place for us to kick back and do not too much. Piazza Bra in the evening was like watching the Veronese living room in action. Many nights we would take our gelato to the steps across and to the left of the restaurant section and just watch the world pass by. This was during the Opera season, which brought many...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 18, 2014: Ponte Vecchio, Florence

DrFumblefinger ·
Rumor has it that even the deranged Adolph Hitler saw the significance and beauty of the bridge and refused to bomb it as he retreated from Italy. Perhaps the only decent thing that man ever did.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 18, 2014: Ponte Vecchio, Florence

rbciao ·
We've been to Florence many, many times and never tire of its amenities. The city will always have a special place in my heart because my oldest son was a souvenir of our last night there in 1980...Pensione Desiree on Via Fiume. When we returned to Florence in 1988 with two children we stayed at Pensione Desiree again. When I explained the circumstances to the owners, Ugo and his wife, she grabbed Tommy and gave him a big kiss. They fussed over us the entire time we were there. We went back...
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Re: October 15 2017, Greek Amphitheater - Siracusa Italy

Samantha ·
Great pics Jonathan. Greece was on our short list for next year, but decided on Munich, Vienna, and Prague instead. Definitely still on our bucket list. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Top 5 Underwater Destinations

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic post!! I really enjoyed reading the article and your photos are glorious!!
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Re: A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

Professorabe ·
I booked a rental car earlier today for a forthcoming trip to Portugal/Spain. I had toyed with the idea of going for something a bit bigger than the smallest category - which is what I usually book - but your article reminded me of the potential issues with very narrow streets in this part of the world. So a 'mini' car it is (Renault Twingo)!
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Re: A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

George G. ·
One of my favorite Lake Orta photos leading down to a stone boat dock.
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Spring Honeymoon Help

Former Member ·
My BF and I are getting married in May, and we're getting a group present from the family--15 days in Italy! We think we want to go in Northern Italy, but is late May too cold for there? Also, we don't want to spend the whole time running around...
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Doctor List for Traveling

Former Member ·
I'm going to Italy for my honeymoon and I haven't traveled away from the U.S. that long before. Some of my cousins say we need to have travel insurance for doctors and such, but how likely is it I'd need that even if I had to see a doctor? Are...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 27, 2013: Ravenna, Italy

PHeymont ·
Ravenna is not at the top of most people's lists of places to visit in Italy--it certainly wasn't on mine--and I only added it to my trip at the strong urging of online friends. I'm glad I did. The city is not only a pleasant place to eat and walk--it...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 5, 2014: Opera, Larger than Life

PHeymont ·
Verona, Italy, has one of the most spectacular opera houses in the world: the ancient Roman amphitheatre in the center of the old city, surrounded by the pedestrian spaces of Piazza Bra. It's also surrounded by its scenery, which sits out in the...
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Family Takes Year Off to Travel the World

Travel Rob ·
 The Luke family took their two boys and traveled the world for a year.Their travels included a safari,beaches ,and tea plantations and much more.. Read about their experiences below! http://www.smdailyjournal.com/...d/1776425114191.html
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

PHeymont ·
 Soldiers in statues wave swords, lawyers hold statute books, and rulers brandish proclamations: Why not immortalize a journalist working at a typewriter? We were startled when we first saw this on our one-day stopover in Milan. It's probably the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 17, 2014: San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, across the canal from Piazza San Marco, sits this beautiful cathedral, one of the iconic symbols of Venice.  The church was built by the Benedictine order between 1566 and 1610....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 13, 2014: The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most famous structures of the Roman empire, the Colosseum, still stands some 2000 years after it was built.  It's a truly remarkable feat of architecture, engineering and craftsmanship -- one of the world's great iconic...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 22, 2013: Wandering the Back "Streets" of Venice

PHeymont ·
   At night, after the day-trippers leave, Venice takes on a quieter and more mysterious personality. Here, a narrow residential calle connects one of Venice’s small canals, in the Cannaregio district, to a small square with...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 1) Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
(Interior of the Colosseum, revealing tunnels below the floor) One of the challenges in crafting these blog posts is deciding how to best convey my impressions of a travel destination. How to best discuss a city as fascinating and historic as...
 
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