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.. Is this week's Wordpress Photo Challenge theme. This was taken at the hilltop castle in Udine, Italy, in October 2007. I wonder if they're still close. And Hey! Join me on Twitter.
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Enquiring Mind

It's always a pleasure to encounter inquisitive people. This is at the train station in Brescia, Italy, on 21-March-2011, just one of several long shots I collected for a project that might come to pass at some point. I couldn't have planned the stop better if I tried. If anyone knows this person, drop a line.
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Ljubljana-Venice Rail Update

Earlier this year, a convenient, fairly popular and reasonably quick Ljubljana-Venice route was sliced from the timetables. It was Trenitalia that wielded the scalpel, choosing to use the tracks in the late AM hours for local traffic. So now the only option with a reasonable departure time is routed north through Villach, Austria (where you…
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Vinicio Capossela

Discovered this Italian singer from Putomayo's Music From the Winelands compilation. Simply Fabulous. Here's an interview with Capossela with NPR's All Things…
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Weegee in Milano

Meant to post this months ago, but there's still a little time: If you’ve watched old Hollywood crime films from the 1930s and 40s, you’ll have seen plenty of…
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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Rome

Hotel Luciani Via Milazzo, 8 00185 Rome, Italy Luciani is one of the dozens (or perhaps hundreds?) of little hotels that appear in every nook and cranny near Rome's Termini (main) train station. A tiny room, Spartan bed, old bedstand, barred windows and rickety closet gave this place the feel of prison chic. But looks can be deceiving, since you…
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Making waves in Venice

Authorities in Venice continue to do what little they can to stave off the inevitability of the fabled city's sinking into the Adriatic. The latest is the introduction of speed traps to catch overly enthusiastic motor boat drivers from churning up the waters that are already dampening many a tourist's visit. The Telegraph reports: For years, the…
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