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Liz Shemaria

Liz Shemaria is an Italy-based journalist and third-generation Northern Californian who has trekked solo in the Himalayas, interviewed artists in military-ruled Burma, and once rode an overnight train across Egypt on her birthday. She has contributed to more than a dozen travel and news publications including Fodor's guidebooks, AFAR, BBC Travel, and Roads & Kingdoms. Spontaneous dance parties are essential to her creative process.

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Positano, Italy
Map of How to Get from Venice to Positano
How to Get from Venice to Positano

Traveling from Venice to Positano—a distance of 480 miles (773 km)—will take you on a journey through several regions of Italy as you travel south through Florence, Rome, and... read more

Rome, Italy
Map of How to Get from Rome to Salerno
How to Get from Rome to Salerno

Traveling the 165 miles (266 km) from Rome to the port city of Salerno southeast of Naples offers great opportunities to see some of Southern Italy's major sites along the way.... read more