Brescia and Ferryboat Ride on Lake Garda April 19th 2012 First of all, let me correct yesterday's entry. We only took one nap and Sally pointed out we were "hyped" not "hiped."
Today was so full and rich I hardly know where to begin. We caught a train to Desenzano near the south end of Lake Garda and caught a ferry boat (looks like a catamaran to me, check out the photo and see what you think.) Flat Stanly went along although he was worried about ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Sirmione 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'm making a 30 year anniversary trip to Italy in mid-September. I'm mainly going to Reggio Calabria, an area I've never been before. I want to see "I Bronzi," two incredible Greek statues that were discovered in the water off Riace back in 1980.
I was 40 when I went to Italy the first time, so you do the math on how old I am now. This is sort of a test to see if I can still hack it. The HoustonJulia moniker is because I live in Houston ALASKA.... full info