Heading south to Calabria July 26th 2011 We left Positano early on Tuesday morning. Ottavio, our taxi driver, was at the hotel promptly at 9 am, and we made our sad goodbyes to Tiziana and Dante (her dog). The girls would have liked to have stayed for another week (or maybe a lifetime), but it was time to move on to the south of Italy.
We first stopped in Pompeii, the Roman city that was buried under the volcanic ash from an eruptio ... read more
Europe » Italy » Calabria » Catanzaro 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