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Italy 2014 Day 9: Pompeii and Zi Teresa (Naples)

This is largely going to be a photo post, as we spent the bulk of this day at the archeological site of Pompeii. And really, words generally fail to capture how incredible the experience is. Grand, eerie, haunting, fascinating, reflective…all of these things and more.

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Italy 2014 Day 6: Ristorante O’ Chiaiese (Naples)

For our first full day in Naples, we decided to spend our time mostly walking about and discovering the churches and other attractions of the historic center of the city. We started with early morning cappuccino at one of the many cafes along our walk: Bar Fiorillo, which served more perfect Neapolitan espresso drinks and humongous sweet cornetti. The older gentleman running the register was very kind and patient with our poor Italian—another one of those tastes of Naples’ wonderful hospitality which we would encounter throughout our stay.

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Bull on the Barn Bayshore Crab House in Newport NJ

A few weeks ago the sweetie and I took a Sunday drive down to Fortescue and the surrounding area, wanting to see how the area was (or wasn’t) recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The beach was pretty deserted save for fisherman and the bane of their catch, the local Horseshoe Crabs. Damaged homes lined the beach front area still, and it was an eerie sight passing some still with their Halloween decorations up – a sign of normal life cut abruptly short at the end of last October.

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Venice 2012 Day 6: Trattoria al Gatto Nero and Pizzeria la Perla

It was another beautiful weather day – how fortunate are we so far for late October? So we decided to make it a lagoon day by going back to Murano, then heading to Burano and Torcello if we had the time. We wanted to visit Murano on a day when the furnaces were open and we could hopefully see some of the glass makers at work.

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Venice 2012 Day 2: a beccafico and Osteria Al Pozzo Roverso

On our first full day in Venice, we wasted no time working our way through our “art agenda”, spending the entire morning revisiting the Gallerie dell’Accademia. It was a quick walk from our apartment, over the Accademia Bridge which we would travel across many times over the next two weeks. Not every day, however, was the sky as clear and the view as beautiful as this:

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