Florence, and then Positano July 23rd 2011 Another early start for a day: we traveled from Florence to Positano today, catching a 9:10 am train that went directly to Naples. We were met by Ottavio, the driver organized by our hostess at B&B Villa Mary in Positano.
The train ride was relatively short -- just two and a half hours on the high-speed train. Once in Naples, we had another hour in the car, and Ottavio pointed out the sigh ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
I am a former IT professional, but now I'm retired and live in Hawaii, on the island of O'ahu. I've lived here for 5 years now, and I never tire of the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. I love waking up to beautiful days, beautiful scenery, and great friends. But I'm glad to have some time this summer to explore Italy with my teenage daughter and her good friend. It will be great to see some of the most spectacular architecture, art, and scenery in the world. ... full info