Category Archives: Italy

A Drive on the Amalfi Coast

Summer has arrived in Toronto but it sure doesn’t feel like it with all the rain we’ve been getting. Yesterday, Toronto recorded the most rainfall received in a single day at 126 mm shattering the long standing record from Hurricane … Continue reading

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Castel Gandolfo

With Castel Gandolfo being in the news lately, it got me reminiscing about that small town on the Alban Hills overlooking Lake Albano. As you know, Castel Gandolfo is better known as the summer residence of the Pope, a tradition … Continue reading

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Amalfi

We woke up to a dusting of snow this morning, but spring is almost upon us here in Toronto. It has been a tough winter with the constant greyness. Give me cold weather but as long as the sun is shining. I love winter … Continue reading

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A View of Capri

The weather has cooled significantly in Toronto. The air is crisp and refreshing. Most of the leaves have now fallen but some are stubbornly clinging on the trees painting the landscape in vivid colours of red, yellow and orange. I love … Continue reading

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Residences of Pompeii

Many wealthy residents built their homes in Pompeii such as the House of the Faun named after its bronze statuette. House of the Faun The House of the Faun, also known as Casa del Fauno, is one of largest houses … Continue reading

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The Temples and Victims of Pompeii

Temple of Jupiter This is the Temple of Jupiter with Mount Vesuvius in the background. It is located on the north end of Forum and dates back to the 2nd century BC. The Forum The panoramic photo below (courtesy of … Continue reading

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Scenes from Pompeii

Pompeii can be found in the Campania region of Italy close to Naples. When Mount Vesuvius erupted on the 24th of August, 79 AD, it buried Pompeii in ash and soot, killed 20,000 people and also preserved an ancient Roman … Continue reading

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