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Venezia

So Venice was the city where Italy finally lived up to its "romantic" reputation.  Hence.. not many photos here!  It's a sinking city renown for its Venezian masks (which I'm personally not that fond of) and...
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Firenze

Our last two days have been spent in Florence.  We've got one more half day here tomorrow and then after that, we're leaving for Venice! Florence is absolutely beautiful and much more cultured and orderly in...
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Some more night shots of Rome

We're in Florence today.  Went to the Medici Palace in the morning (we had intended on going to the Medici Chapel to see Michelangelo's early work but followed the wrong directions!!  :P), the Academia in...
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Siena & its countryside…

The last two days have been spent around SIENA. We spent yesterday in Siena (truth be told - we got a little bored but accepted it as a 'rest day'), and then spent today driving around Siena's countryside (to...
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Cinque Terre

Eric and I have just spent the past two nights in Monterosso which is part of the CINQUE TERRE (5 villages), situated along the Italian Riviera. It was one of the most romantic places that we've ever been to....
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The Pantheon

So the Pantheon is one of the oldest buildings (almost 2000 years old) in Rome and the oldest building that has ever been in constant use.  Eric & I visited it a couple of evenings ago and took lots of...
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Ancient Rome

Yesterday, Eric & I explored Ancient Rome.  Here are some pictures from our visit to the Colosseum, (Palatine Hill - photos not worth posting), the Roman Forum, and Capitol Hill...  It really took my...