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About Sharon, Ticket to Travel

Sharon Oldham--Italy travel specialist. I've been traveling to Italy for over 30 years and have successfully been customizing Italian vacations for over10 years with Ticket to Travel. It is my passion. Although it's not my quote..."Open my heart and you will see, Italy"!

Exploring Naples

Ever mystical  wonderful Naples!  She’s not most traveler’s first choice of destination, but hopefully more will experiment and sample her charm.  Everytime I’ve visited, people have cautioned me to be vigilent and wary.  Yes, there will be those Neopolitans who take … Continue reading

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Spur of Italy’s Boot – Vieste and the Gargano National Forest

Puglia (or Apulia) is eyeopening because it presents a surprising geography not seen anywhere else in Italy.  We visited the ‘spur’ of Italy’s boot mid April and found it to be astounding!  Based out of the old pirate town of Vieste … Continue reading

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Pastries in Italy, eyecandy for those “just looking”

Part of the obvious charm of traveling in Italy is the way store owners artfully display their wares!  And pastries, candy and gelato can be found in every small town and big city…just there to tempt you to try. Here … Continue reading

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It’s surprising that more people don’t use Lucca as a base for a week or so when visiting Tuscany.  When they discover that Tuscany includes more than Florence and Siena, they quickly want to know how to build a vacation … Continue reading

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Cernobbio on Lake Como, June 2012

The day was warm but not hot. We had hoped for sunshine on Lake Como in June, but we were never sure. We had walked around the small town of Cernnobio on the lake and fell in love with it. … Continue reading

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The Italian coastline: cycling from San Remo to Imperia

Here’s an unusal daytrip–one especially suited for those who love the climate of Nice and Monte Carlo…but want all the best that Italy provides.  Enjoy Kevin Hin’s Blog: The Italian coastline: cycling from San Remo to Imperia.

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Traveling virtually every day…to Italy

Traveling virtually…. Continue reading

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Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia and Assisi

June 27, 2010 New York Times Travel: View Henry James Walked Here by  ADAM BEGLEY, the former books editor of The New York Observer, is at work on a biography of John Updike.

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Florence Sunset


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