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    Day 8: Rome in all its glory

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    Well, as the saying goes, all good things must come to end...and so it is with our News2 viewer trip to Italy.Our last day was another fantastic one, with a guided tour to the many sights of Ancient Rome. More>>

    Day 7: Vatican City

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    Buon Giorno from Rome, Italy where our News2 Viewer trips continues! It was on to Vatican City today for a tour of the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and of course, the world famous Sistine Chapel.Our guide for this tour was Phillipo, a very knowledgeable and passionate young man. He told us story after story about the who's and when's of all things Vatican. There is no way I could write down everything he said, especially since there was not time to write, and take pictures. As you mi... More>>

    Day 6: We leave Florence and head to Rome, with a stop in a fantastic place in San Gimignano

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    It's another day in Italy, as we leave our new friends in Florence, including our main man at Hotel Roma, Luigi, and leave for the 3 and a half hour trip to Rome, or "Roma" as it's called here. We traveled through the beautiful countryside filled with vineyards, many are where the wines you may drink at home are produced. Our main stop along the way is the medieval town of San Gimignano, a town known for its towers. The towers, which at one time numbered 72, were a symbol of prestige and po... More>>

    Day 5 in Italy with Rob Fowler- Time to explore Florence!

    All smiles in Florence! All smiles in Florence!
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    It was a day of learning and fun in Florence, as our News2 Viewer group got up, ate a good breakfast (lots of eating on this tour) and set out on our walking tour of the city known as the Cradle of the Renaissance! Roberto was our guide for the day, taking us to as many sights of the city as we could squeeze in for the next 2-3 hours or so First stop was the Medicee Church, named after a family known for supporting the arts during the time of Michelangelo...in fact, the family gave him a s... More>>

    A trip to Italy with Rob: Day 4

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    It was a day of travel for our group of News2 viewers. We said goodbye to our home of 2 days and nights, Padua, and made the journey to the Renaissance city of Florence. Along the way we stopped at the fantastic Medieval Italian town of Ferrara. Ferrara is know for many things, but it's two major claims to fame are the food prepared here, and the number of bicycles being ridden! Our tour guide Bruno tells us per capita, this is the bike capital of the world. We can see why! Young and old wer... More>>

    Italian Vacation with Rob Fowler, Day 3: All about Venice

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    It has a fantastic day, spent solely in Venice, the city built on water, and surrounded by water. At one time it was THE place to summer vacation, or holiday as the Europeans call it. It's now the tourist Mecca of Italy, where 28 million tourists visit each year! Our day started with a walking tour to experience one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world. We spent time in the beautiful Doge's Palace, where many political decisions were made many years ago. The palace is filled... More>>

    Italian vacation with Rob Fowler 2014 - Day 2

    Flying over the Swiss Alps on the way to the Airport in Milan. Flying over the Swiss Alps on the way to the Airport in Milan.
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    It's been a long and exhausting day, very typical of overseas travel. Our day was unfortunately lengthened due to a plane issue as we were taking off from JFK heading to Milan. More>>

    Italian vacation with Rob Fowler 2014 - Day 1

    Travelers wait to board flight taking them across the pond. Travelers wait to board flight taking them across the pond.
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    It's a full day of travel, beginning with an early start on this Wednesday morning at the Charleston International Airport. More>>

    Join News 2' Rob Fowler on a wonderful Italian vacation

    Join News 2's Rob Fowler to discover the charming countryside of Tuscany, art treasures of Florence and the historic sites of Rome. Join News 2's Rob Fowler to discover the charming countryside of Tuscany, art treasures of Florence and the historic sites of Rome.
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    Join News 2's Rob Fowler to discover the charming countryside of Tuscany, art treasures of Florence and the historic sites of Rome. More>>

    Rob's Journal Day 5 - A trip to Paris

    Bridge of Locks in Paris. Bridge of Locks in Paris.
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    It's been a long, but rewarding day for us here in Paris. More>>

    Rob's Trip Day 4 - A trip to Paris

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    It was another eventful day for our Charleston tour group. First stop after another hearty Parisian breakfast (you don't go hungry here!) was the world famous Louvre. More>>

    Rob Journal Day 3 - A trip to Paris

    Driving through Paris. Driving through Paris.
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    After getting a good nights sleep, recovering from the jet lag of Monday and Tuesday, it was off to the races for our group today. More>>

    Rob's trip Day 2 - A week in Paris

    Loading the tram inside Charles De Gaulle....quite the experience! Loading the tram inside Charles De Gaulle....quite the experience!
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    We arrived in Paris this Tuesday morning at around 8am local time, and immediately boarded our tour bus for a city tour. Doing the honors for us are our local guide Jean Andre and bus driver and guide Hans. More>>

    Rob's Journal - A trip to Paris day 1

    Our Paris tour group in ATL....next stop France !! Our Paris tour group in ATL....next stop France !!
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    It's Monday morning, and our group of close to 50 strong is waiting for our trip to get started. Our first flight will take us to Atlanta, where we have about a 3 Hour layover. More>>

    Paris - A Week To Remember April 8-14

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    Thank you for your interest in the WCBD Television Paris - A Week To Remember tour, April 8 - 14, 2013. This fabulous vacation will be hosted by Rob Fowler, Storm Team 2's Chief Meteorologist. More>>

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