Capri’s Villa Jovis

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Fixer upper: Expansive Italian villa with breathtaking, panoramic views, 1.7 acres, its own cistern and outdoor baths and plenty of wild goats to keep you company. As one who sets out to see every Roman archaeological site possible, I climb where ancient Romans tread…I climb…and climb…and climb some more, to the top of Capri’s Mount […]

Family in Catacombs San Gennaro

The Buried Secrets of Ancient Naples

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So much of the dark wondrous history of Naples lies steps below the modern metropolis, back in time, down to the Catacombs of San Gennaro, (Via Capodimonte 13, Naples) off the beaten path.  The paleo-Christian site lies a good 20-30 minute bus ride north of the city center, leading toward Capodimonte and bordering the hilltop […]

London Top 5 for a Fiver

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Visiting London can be costly unless you know where to look and we here at Wanderlust Women Travel do…Here’s our Top 5 for a Fiver in and around London: National Theater (Upper Ground, South Bank) – Young travelers, 16-25 years, can take advantage of Entry Pass membership which is free.  It gets you access to […]

The Rugged Beauty of Tuscany’s La Maremma

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I must admit that my keyboard seems like a compass whose cursor always points to Italy.  Call it my genetic footprint or just my romantic soul but I just can’t seem to get enough of it, especially its beaches.  There are the sandy black beaches of Ostia or the white beaches of Ischia but nothing […]

A Moorish Palace along the Amalfi Coast

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Those with a wanderlust spirit dream of adventure and the romance of bygone days and nothing fills the bill more than the Moorish villa atop the Amalfi Coast, soaring off the beaten path.  Picture it, the intricate details of Moorish arches hovering over a sea of Amalfi Blue and it exists at Villa Rufolo, Piazza […]