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Corsica City Guide, Jean's film for Doris Visits We visited Corsica as an added bonus on our Mediterranean cruise. The winds were too strong for the ship and tenders to go in at Cannes, so to avoid wasting a day at sea the ship took us to the French island of Corsica with its wonderful beaches. Arriving at 0930hrs and...
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Alicante a city and a port on the Cost Blanca The Mediterranean is a very popular cruise route and Alicante is almost always on it somewhere as the second stop after either Gibraltar or Lisbon or it could be after Malaga or Cartagena. All feature in our guides of the Spanish section of the Mediterranean. We arrived around 8am and had...
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Pisa City Guide, from La Spezia. Jean's video report of the town for Doris Visits, please share how easy it is to get into Pisa by train. And that you must validate your ticket. It is very easy to visit Pisa from the port of La Spezia as well as make it a weekend away with Florence. Find a hotel like...
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Barcelona! Barcelona! You can hear the late great Freddie Mercury sing and that chant will go on and people will continue to visit. It is a place of great food, great wine, wonderful architecture, fountains and art. It is a place where every nation and religion mix together. The art starts at the port but as a cruise passenger you...
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Guadi is all over Barcelona! If you have just the time of a cruise stop, it might be wise to schedule just two places as well as Las Ramblas or one place you study well. Park Guëll on Carmen Hill opened in the year of Gaudi's death and in 1984 made a world Heritage site. It was a housing development that...
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Rome - Angels and Demons - the best way to see it is with the rush of a Hollywood movie ! Rome is best seen on an Angels and Demons tour, having first refreshed your memory by watching the Ron Howard film of the Dan Brown book once again before you go. Sadly Tom Hanks will not be running around...
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ROME guide and bus tour It was not built in a day and you will not see everything in a day. My guess is you will never see my favourite church! Not that I am into churches but the one in September XII near the Termini takes some beating. If you are having a weekend break then take a look...
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Messina, Messina Straights in Sicily Some ships dock at Messina (but mainly ferries) where apart from the already great views of the coast line, you are just a pleasant ten minute walk to Messina station where you can get a train to Taormina. If you have docked here you are likely to be travelling, so check out our hotel app. Ships...
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P&O Ventura is off to Pizzafest N722 leaves 1st Sept. Pizza Village is before, Pizzafest is after school holidays Pizza Village is where the Pizza world Championship is held. It is a free event featuring pizza demonstrations and exhibits on the waterfront of Naples. It is huge with much partying for a whole week, the third week in June. Pizza experts from all over...
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The movie tour of all movies, the Corleone family footsteps - but Sicily has over a hundred tours and the island is huge. Giardini Naxos, between Cape Taormina and Cape Schisò was a quiet fishing village, but has recently become a popular seaside resort. Taormina sits in the hills and can be easily accessed by bus. Naxos was founded in 735 BC,...
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