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Avila – an old walled city

Last spring we cruised to Spain.  We spent one night in Cartagena, picked up a rental car and headed north.  Our drive took us up into the mountains and past El Escorial, about 30 miles northwest of Madrid.   Philip II … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna has an incredibly rich collection of mosaics from the 5th and 6th centuries. The city has eight UNESCO World Heritage sites.  Ravenna was an easy train ride from our hub city, Bologna. We did our own walking tour, generally … Continue reading

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