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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Civitavecchia, Italy

This stop was meant for day trip into Rome. But since we have been to Rome and spent several days there before, we thought we'd take the opportunity to check out what this port town is all about.

plus, there was a free shuttle bus service provided by the city which takes us from our ship to the entrance of the city (no need to walk! ;p)

And i am glad we did. it's a very small town so we were able to walk about leisurely and visit the local market, have a taste of how the locals live, eat some gelato, and even found time for kaira to have a go at the local playground.

at the market, i saw, for the first time, zucchini flowers. we learn something every day! i was so intrigued by them ..... wonder what the italians use them for? decorative? cooking? unfortunately the stall holders were either too busy to entertain questions or they don't speak english, so it remains a mystery to me.

it was enjoyable walking through the local market. this town is not a place where we will purposely make our way to visit but as a stop on the cruise itinerary, it was nice and lovely.

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