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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Friday, August 25, 2006


On our way back up from Sicily to Rome we opted to take the ferry instead of driving. As you may know by now August if the busiest travel season in Italy. I heard on the news that in August tourists, Italians and foreigners alike spend an astronomical amount of their vacations.

Deme and the dog waiting on deck.

One of the beds in our cabin.

I have never taken a ferry in which you had to sleep overnight so I was a bit nervous about it. (Titanic did come to mind.) The poor dog was not allowed in the cabin with us and had to stay in the “onboard” doggie area. An area on the deck secured with large travel kennels. The poor guy whined, barked and cried all night. (A woman who had an epileptic dog chose to stay with him in the dog area all night and told us ours did not sleep at all.) The ferry departed at midnight and arrived at 8 am in Salerno. Before driving to Rome, we stopped in Paestum for two nights to see a friend of Deme’s and his family, who are Italian but live in NY.

Paestum is a Latin name and a very old city, evident by the ruins of Greek temples that are a main tourist attraction. I did not know much about Paestum at all but it was a great seaside retreat, not far from Agropoli and Pompeii with gracious people, great granite on the beach and wonderful seafood and pasta.

The temples were really giant and stunning.

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At 9:26 AM, Blogger H. (aka. NC_State_Gal) said...

Looks like a postcard...gorgeous!

At 2:16 AM, Blogger S* said...

agree with the NC state gal - pictures look stunning, but poor lil Xavier though.... Hope he wasn't too traumatised

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Tanna said...

Beautiful travel. It is so wonderful. Always surprizing that eventually I want to come home.

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to visit Paestum! It's on my list. Poor doggy not allowed in the cabin.

Thanks for stopping by. It was nice to "see" you.



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