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Re: Spring Honeymoon Help

DrFumblefinger ·
Congratulations SueZee! We're delighted in your marriage, and you've picked a great country in which to honeymoon. May is not too early to go to Italy, although pack a light jacket just in case. The crowds won't be there yet and you'll save some money when compared to the peak summer season. Where to go is very much a matter of taste. Most definitely you need to go to Venice and I'd say spend at least 5 days here, maybe with a day trip or two (such as to the glass making island of Murano or...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 13, 2013: Jeronimos Monastery

Former Member ·
Prince Henry certainly knew how to overnight sailors in style. I have visited this museum and found it just terrific. It is worthwhile for seaman and landlubber alike. The original church on the site was built about 1450 by Prince Henry the Navigator, and became the place where sailors spent the night before leaving on the expeditions that built Portugal’s colonial empire.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 13, 2013: Jeronimos Monastery

PHeymont ·
Sunlight and shade highlight the complex carving of this stonework at the Monastery of Jeronimos at Belem, in Lisbon. This late-Gothic style is called Manueline, after King Manuel I. It’s marked by ornate stonework, often including maritime...
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San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan (Where Gumbo was #365)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan. The church is known for its many beautiful frescoes, and a magnificent space known as the Hall of the Nuns.
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Fiumicino, Italy. Where Gumbo was #123

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting a small city many people travel through, but few people stop to visit.  Gumbo was in Fiumicino, Italy.  Rome's main airport, Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (FCO) is situated a few kilometers from downtown...
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More river cruises cancelled, but some hopeful signs

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   Continuing problems with low water in European rivers, as described in several recent TG NewsLinks, are disrupting more cruise plans by most operators...but at least some see hope in...
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One-day strike set for Thursday by Alitalia pilots

PHeymont ·
Alitalia check-in at Rome's Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci                Photo: SpecExpert / Wikimedia     Alitalia pilots will strike for 24 hours from Thursday midnight, causing disruptions at flights...
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Good news for European river cruises: the water's back!

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   After a spring marked by cruises canceled or modified by too much water in major rivers, and a summer marked by cancellations due to too little water in some rivers, it looks like...
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Alitalia threatens to leave Rome airport

PHeymont ·
  Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, where  traffic has been disrupted this year by a terminal fire, electrical failures, a smoky nearby forest fire and other problems, has left thousands of passengers disgruntled and angry.  ...
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Rome airport's Terminal 3 to re-open soon

PHeymont ·
Terminal 3 at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino airport will re-open by the end of July, the local mayor told an Italian Senate panel on Tuesday. That will allow the restoration of normal service at the airport, although the terminal will still need...
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'Mona Lisa smile' eludes tomb searchers

PHeymont ·
Silvano Vinceti announcing his previous theory, 2011   Mona Lisa's smile in the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has captured the hearts and imagination and hearts of thousands, and the speculations of even more: Why is she smiling? Who is...
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Da Vinci $450 million painting in Louvre Abu Dhabi

PHeymont ·
Abu Dhabi buys the world's most expensive painting for its newly-opened branch of the Louvre.
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London: Top 10 Places to Travel in 2018

Ryan Holman ·
London is considered to be the most visited city in the world travel map. Tourists from all over the world flock to this city for visiting historic monuments, massive architectural marvels and richest art treasures in galleries and museums. Whether you wish to travel on a private jet charter rental or want to reach London on economy class, the city will never fail to amuse you. Let us introduce here top 10 London attractions that you should visit in 2018. Wesminster Abbey: Westminster Abbey...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 3) The Vatican’s Treasures

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mural of Pope John Paul II, St. Peter's Square, The Vatican) When visiting the Vatican you leave Italy and enter another country, albeit a very small (110 acre) country with only a few hundred permanent residents.  Yet the Vatican...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 4) Firenze (Florence)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo)  It’s hard to imagine a prettier setting for an historic city than the heart of Tuscany; that’s where you’ll find Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and...
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Surprise! Naples Best Pizza Invades Rome

PHeymont ·
Famed for pizza and featured on film, Naples favorite da Michele is opening in Rome just ahead of a new branch in London.
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Summer fun: Escape from Buckingham Palace

PHeymont ·
While the Queen's away, members of the public can play an Escape Room game in her art gallery.
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Da Vinci's Last Supper, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was very excited and pleased to be able to view Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, during a visit to Milan.
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The most interesting Tours of Florence!

Guest ·
Select from the most interesting tours in the “Italian Athens”, among them Gastronomic, Vintage and bus tours. Choose yours one right now! (sponsored content)
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Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us away from the crowds, on a visit of two smaller galleries in Florence
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Like Heathrow, Gatwick seeks growth

PHeymont ·
London's #2 airport has a plan to expand without building a new runway.
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Lisbon moves ahead on second airport

PHeymont ·
Lisbon is scheduled to have a second airport by 2022, relieving crowding at its existing airport.
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March 15, 2019: The Mona Lisa, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger attempts to visit the Mona Lisa only to discover that the room in which it's housed is so crowded it's hard to get close to it.
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April 11, 2019: Anatomy Lesson in the Duomo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes upon the statue of Saint Bartolomeo in Milan's Duomo. Learn the story behind the art.
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The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Traveling Canuck shares some of the interesting street art murals of Winnipeg.
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March 25, 2016: Levada das 25 Fontes, Madeira

Ian Cook ·
Levada das 25 fontes. Thin and very tall, a nice waterfall in Madeira that ends up in 25 mini cascades.
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Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting this rather large hit-and-miss collection. The hits include a wonderful collection of models based on da Vinci's drawings, and an intriguing train collection.
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Art, Architecture, History and More in Fun Frederick, MD

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities she experienced on a fun weekend in Frederick, Maryland.
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December 21, 2018: Piazza della Scala, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger admires a statue of Leonardo da Vinci in one of Milan's prime city squares.
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Gatwick Airport gets new owner

PHeymont ·
UK's second-busiest airport and site of recent drone incidents, will be run by France's Vinci.
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Italy's nationalists: France doesn't get the picture(s)

PHeymont ·
Italy's nationalist leaders want to renege on a deal to lend Da Vinci paintings for a Louvre exhibition.
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Re: March 15, 2019: The Mona Lisa, Paris

Jonathan L ·
Thank you, there are so many more interesting and less crowded things to see at the Louvre.
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Re: March 25, 2016: Levada das 25 Fontes, Madeira

Marilyn Jones ·
I learned something today...I love the photos, but had no idea where they were taken until I Googled it!! Beautiful!
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Vatican launches its own streaming

PHeymont ·
VatiVision will bring Vatican-based art, culture and religious programming to a number of countries.
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