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October 2018

Firenze – Days 4-6 (part 2)

There are other things wonderful about Firenze, including d’Uffizi and the Galleria dell’Accademia with Michelangelo’s David. Not to mention the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio (with the crazy crowds) and the fun streets scenes (was this a BYOB party/parade).  We also experienced an Italian cooking class, complete with student participation (the cooking AND the eating part). We […]

Firenze – Days 4-6

The Duomo, the Duomo, the Duomo (Also known as Santa Maria del Fiore.) The Duomo up close. The Duomo from across the river. The Duomo as a backdrop. The Duomo after a rain in the early hours of the day. I am glad I wasn’t shooting film, it would have been expensive.

Siena – Day 4

We left Roma and headed north towards Firenze through the heart of Tuscany. We stopped along the way to visit Siena – one of my favorite cities in the area. The Palazzo Publico tower can be seen from the outskirts of the city and is even more impressive up close. Last time we were here (~9 years ago) the Duomo was […]

Roma – Day 3

Today we ventured to some of the piazzas of Roma: Piazza Navona with the Bernini Four Rivers fountain (and the artists trying to sell their wares), the Della Rotunda and the Pantheon, and Piazza Colonna with the carved column dedicated to Marcus Aurelius.     Of course we also had to visit the normal touristy […]