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  • Ciao Meow! – ON TOUR Backpack Italy

    Ciao Meow! – ON TOUR Backpack Italy

    Buonasera! The sun is now setting on trip 50B but we sure didn’t let that stop us from enjoying the final hours. The last leg began with a pit-stop in Pompeii where we toured the ancient settlement in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Highlights included portions of rock where you can still see the ash […]

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  • Comé va – ON TOUR Backpack Italy

    The Trip really hit its stride as we arrived in Firenze, the home of unparalleled Renaissance artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Marcello, our guide through the Galleria dell’Accademia, was bravissimo. He was so enthusiastic and proud toshow us his home town and the art that its most famous citizens have produced. Most of us were […]

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  • In love with Italy! – ON TOUR Backpack Italy

    In love with Italy! - ON TOUR Backpack Italy

    Buon giorno! Trip 50B has had an amazing start as we have now visited La Spezia and Venezia! Highlights of the first stop included a hike along Cinque Terre (meaning “The five lands” for the towns that dot the coast). While hiking between Verzana and Monterosso we found what Micaela describes as, “a cat heaven” […]

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  • Nothing Betta’ Than Some Fresh Greek Feta! – Backpack Greece, The Islands & Italy

    Friends and Family of Backpack Greece and Italy, We left Sivota and pit stopped for lunch in the beautiful port city of Ioannina!  We toured the only Fortress in Europe, in which people live.  After a quick walk around, we took a small ferry to the Island with No Name of Ioannina; yes that is […]

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