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...
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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...
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Final resting place of Marco Polo

It may not seem old for us today but Marco Polo who died in 1324 at the age of 70 would have been considered an old man. With my sister and I in our 50's (yes, I know it is  shockingly hard to believe by the...
Photo: Justine Swan https://www.flickr.com/photos/118304891@N02/

Italy to Israel

The first phase of the journey is Venice, Italy to Acre, Israel by boat. I'm really excited about this because not only is Italy and Israel unbelievably rich in history and religion...the food is fabulous....