Italy Blog Posts

666 arches to the Madonna di San Luca, Bologna

By | July 12th, 2013|Categories: Italy|Tags: , , |

The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca or Basilica di San Luca, sits plum atop of Monte della Guardia (aka Guardia hill), just south west of Bologna.  Staring out across the Emilia Romagna region, the Basillica [...]

The Two Towers of Bologna

By | July 3rd, 2013|Categories: Italy|Tags: , |

The Two Towers (Le Due Torri) located in the heart of Bologna have nothing to do with Frodo and the LOTR trilogy as the name might suggest, but they are a treasure at the heart [...]

Real time instagrams from Bologna

By | June 28th, 2013|Categories: Italy, Photography, Real Time Blogging|Tags: , |

Its 4am on a Friday morning and I am awake. There can be only two reasons for this ... 1) I am still yet to go to bed after a late Thursday night 2) I [...]

The Palazzo Rosso rooftop and its 360 views of Genoa

By | May 1st, 2013|Categories: 360 Photographs, Italy, Photography|Tags: , |

The Palazzo Rosso sits nestled in the centre of the Via Garibaldi, a well know street within Genoa, famous for its many historically important palaces and galleries.  Hard to miss due to its distinctly coloured red [...]

All aboard the MSC Preziosa with TravMonkey.com

By | March 19th, 2013|Categories: Italy|Tags: |

March 14th 2013:   The magnificent MSC Preziosa is officially delivered to MSC Cruises at the STX France Shipyard.  The General Manager of STX France, Laurent Castaing, formally hands the ship over to MSC Cruises’ owner Gianluigi Aponte during [...]