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The beautiful island of Sardinia has picture perfect beaches surrounded by beautiful topography and foilage.  The island does not receive the attention that many of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean do but that is not a problem for many of the Italians that visit.  They would rather keep it a secret and have vacation memories that are belissima ones.  

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Malta is one of those travel destinations that, for many that don't have access from Europe, registers at the top of the list for places to visit.  Cruises, many UNESCO World Hertiage sites and investments in tourism have made it a popular destination with thousands unloading from ships daily in the port of Valletta.  Our image gallery below from a visit to the island in 2018 provides over 30 amazing reasons why it should be included on your list.

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What is in your photography camera bag this time is a question I get from my travel companion every trip. Our next trip is on the Carnival Horizon inaugural cruise through the Mediterranean with 13 days at sea including 9 ports of call.  So what gear should we put in our bag for the trip?  My companion(spouse) is already packed with her Iphone 7plus but she expects me to bring back lots of great shots and video for the SomedayTrips website.

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Your Mediterranean cruise is going to Corfu, so what are the attractions you can see in one day and the history behind this island to make it a travel destination? The Greek island of Corfu, also known by its Greek name of Kerkyra, lures travelers from all over the world to its natural beauty, stunning coastline, pristine beaches with crystalline water, multi-cultural heritage and amazing archaeological sites. It is the greenest and lushest of all the Greek islands. Its pleasant Mediterranean climate, appealing natural landscape and abundant resources, and strategic location between Italy, Greece and Albania in the Ionian Sea made it the target of many conquerers over the past centuries.  The Venetians, French and British, to name a few, left their indelible mark on the culture and architecture of this island.

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Beautiful Civita di Bagnoregio, a medieval village perched high on a hilltop, is a must-see travel destination in central Italy, not too far from Rome, in the Lazio region of Italy. Long neglected since residents left this iconic village, it has been saved by tourists and becoming a popular attraction in Italy. There are pages of Instagram photos from travelers that have captured the unique perspective of this village. It is an astounding sight to see this ancient village sitting high atop a rock hill, which is only accessible by a long steep pedestrian bridge. The walk to the village via the foot bridge takes about 15 breathtaking - in all definitions of the word - minutes, but it's well worth the views and the trek around this quiant little town with stunning views of the countryside through little alleyways and various points throughout the town.

Civita is actually the name of the hilltop town and Bagnoregio is the nearby town.  Only a handful of people live in the village now.  The volcanic tufa rock on which the town sits is gradually eroding over time.

 

Getting to Civita di Bagnoregio

To visit Civita, buses from the nearby town of Orvieto drop people off in Bagnoregio where they can catch a minibus or walk to the top of the hill. You can also drive to the town of Bagnoregio and park at the bus lot or at the base of the bridge walkway, which is much closer and more convenient since the walk up the hill to the village isn't for those not in reasonably good shape.

From Rome there are tours that take day trips and you can take a train from Rome to Orvieto and then the bus to Civita di Bagnoregio.  Many may think you can do both Orvieto and Bagnoregio in a day but that would be challenging unless you get a very early start.

 


Things To Do In The Village

The main sites to see when visiting Civita are the Romanesque Arch built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago at the entrance of Civita, the remains of the Renaissance Palace, the Piazza with its amazing Etruscan columns, the Church and its impressive bell tower, the Etruscan Caves on the east end of the town, and Maria's garden on the far side of the town with spectacular canyon views from her garden.  She'll show visitors the garden for a euro or two.

There are several B&Bs in Civita where you can stay the night and some small restaurants for food and refreshment.

Stunning Photos and Video

The featured tourism video in this article includes stunning aerial drone video and scenes inside this historic village.  This location draws tourists and photographers because of some of the beautiful opportunites the village provides to capture Italy is days past.  Can you imagine living here hundreds of years ago?  Watch the video to get ideas on how you can capture your memories in long wide angle views and then close ups within the village walls.  While this video was captured mainly by drone there are strict requirements for flying in Italy including steep insurance so always check regulations if you fly drones.  We will be bringing our favorite 4K DSLR Sony a7R II camera and EVO Rage gimbal to capture some of our own amazing video and our other photo gear.  If you capture some great video or photos will visiting, share with with #somedaytrips for a possible feature on instagram, twitter or facebook.  

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 If you do have the chance do take the time to spend a day or part of a day visiting Orvieto another great day excursion from Rome.

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Travel in 2018 will greet cruise lovers with a new ship appearing on the horizon.  Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will launch with a sailing in the Mediterranean in April 2018.  Traveling from its port of construction in Italy to Barcelona, Spain, it start its maiden 13-day Europe sail visiting popular cruise stops in the Mediterranean, including Florence and Pisa, Rome, Naples (Capri), Dubrovnik, Corfu, Sicily, Malta and Sardinia.  A few other shorter Mediterranean cruises follow before making a transatlantic trip to its home port in Miami.  So what is new on this cruise ship from the cruise line that makes fun their slogan for cruise travelers?  Let's explore some of the new features and take a few minutes to watch the preview video.

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Where to go in 2017 is a question that many travelers may be asking themselves on January 1, 2017 as they reflect on their New Year's resolutions. Perhaps one of the resolutions was to do more travel or check off the big one on their bucket list.  The beginning of the year is a good time to plan most summer trips and beyond that.  So where to go?  Here are some of our thoughts on where you might want to consider traveling in 2017, which include some travel destinations by our team.

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In 2016 we shared many travel photos.  Here are the top 10 travel images from destinations around the world.  These photos were featured on our social channels that started before our official launch of SomedayTrips.com this year.  Deciding on the top 10 is sort of a crowd-sourced exercise using Instagram, which somewhat skews the results as the account grows, so we are also going to share some honorable mentions.

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Remember that road trip with your hair blowing in the wind and the mountains directly in front of you?  Perhaps it was winding your way around the Amalfi Coast in a Fiat with the excitement of not knowing what was around each corner but it was always something new and different.  When we return from a trip we often search for ways to capture the memories before they fade.  Maybe it's a framed photo, a souvenir, a scrapbook, a canvas print, or images posted on social media. We have a lot of options to try and refresh that wonderful someday trip.  Have you ever thought about how music can make your travel memories come alive almost anywhere at any time?  We will share a travel secret we learned some time ago. 

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There are many reasons to travel to Bern, Switzerland's capital city.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its uniquely well-preserved medieval architecture, including the famous Zytglogge Clock Tower. The historic Old City is surrounded by the beautiful aqua colored Aare River.  In this short video we highlight some of the attractions that we explored on our 2-day visit to Bern.

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