Trieste and Koper – changing tide

Our visit to Koper was short and sweet. We could have made a more direct path to Maribor but choose to travel through Trieste, in north-eastern Italy to have a quick visit with our childhood...

Our Documentary

OUR PROPOSED DOCUMENTARY Picture this: The Polo sisters sitting in a 13th century opera house located on the canal in Venice, Italy. It is  where explorer Marco Polo lived in with his wife and children and...

Venice and the Polo’s

Venice, what can I say about her that has not been said already. Let’s just put it this way: when my sister and I got off the train and saw her for the first time, we faced each other and let out a few...

Genoa, Italy: A book is born

We enjoyed our leisurely pace in our overnight ferry from Split, Croatia to Ancona, Italy. But that pace was about to go into hyper-drive. We arrived with no transportation or lodgings booked so we scrambled...
Photo: Sinan Kapudan Paşa https://www.flickr.com/photos/33547524@N03/

Home Sweet Home

You really get a sense of history in Italy when you realize that not only is the church where Marco Polo was buried still there -- so it his home sweet home. It may not look like much from the outside but...