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Santorini Greece

From Italy, Greece is a short flight or boat trip away. Santorini is one of the most exciting cities in Greece. The Greek Aegean island of Santorini is also one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Santorini-Santos Winery

Santorini-Santos Winery (Photo credit: BruceHH)

It is noted for steep streets and white-painted buildings with blue trims. Santorini caters to its tourists. It has some of the best jewelry stores, restaurants and wines in the Greek Islands. You will also find great spas here. Enjoy life as it was meant to be enjoyed! If you are looking for romance, Santorini is your place.

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Santorini is part of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. This area was devastated by a major and very violent volcano eruption in the 16th century B.C.E. It left a natural bay in the center of a group of islands.

George & Jo Anne

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Bari Italy

Yesterday we BLOGed about Potenza Italy. Bari is about a 2 hour drive east of Potenza on the RA5 and then SS407. Bari is on the Adriatic Sea with a protected boat marina. It is a city of above 300,000 people. It has an old town and two modern harbors. There is a beautiful old Basilica and a castle to see. The Barivecchia is an old area of the city. It is a sprawl of narrow streets and paths. Until recently it was considered dangerous for tourists because of petty crimes. Today it has been improved and it is an area of pubs and restaurants. Many artists are in this area.

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Bari on the Adriatic Sea

Just north of Bari are the towns of Bisceglie, Barletta, Polignano a Mare and Trani, which have some of the best beaches in the area. Watch your valuables as Bari is known for pick pockets. If you are used to walking in any big city, this is not a major problem.

Ferries from Bari go to many places including Dubrovnik and Greece.

George & Jo Anne

 

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Romantic Santorini Greece

Santorini-Santos Winery

Santorini-Santos Winery (Photo credit: BruceHH)

The Greek Aegean island of Santorini is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It is noted for steep streets and white-painted buildings with blue trims. Santorini caters to its tourists. It has some of the best jewelry stores, restaurants and wines in the Greek Islands. You will also find great spas here. Enjoy life as it was meant to be enjoyed! If you are looking for romance, Santorini is your place.

 

George & Jo Anne

 

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Campania Italy

English: Temple of Apollo in Paestum. Español:...

English: Temple of Apollo in Paestum. Español: Templo de Apolo en Paestum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Campania area of Italy has about  6 million people and includes the city of Naples in the north and goes south along the Mediterranean Sea to Bari in the south. It has some of the best beaches in Europe. They are clean, sandy and have beautiful palm trees. This region is famous for its buffalo milk mozzarella cheese. This is a richer more flavorful version of this popular cheese. If you haven’t tried, please do so. It is sold in America as well. Cities like Paestum have fabulous Greek ruins. You will think you are in Greece. The mountains are high and rugged. They go inland from the sea and are everywhere in Campania. The Cilento National Park is in this region which is Italy’s largest national park. It has miles of trails, horseback riding and camping. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. The famous Amalfi Coast is in Campania as is the beautiful Island of Capri.

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