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Jun 15, 2013 - Bellisimo Roma

Buona notte from Roma We are now half way thru our 'big adventure', and now enjoying Rome ,the eternal city after flying from Barcelona on Thursday. Amazing to appreciate this city has existed for 2,500 years.... Day 1 Friday we got our bearings doing the bus orientation around the sights. Today was end of Day 2 and we adhered to" the program"(tongue in cheek!) of seeing the sights and absorbing the history and culture. We had an 8 am breakfast then wandered down to the Piazza Venezia,stopping only for our morning macchiato on the way. We...

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Jun 13, 2013 - Chianti, It

Rented car this morning from Hertz. Great location for access. Eady drive right out of town. Right!! Aftre we went around the same area a couple of times and turned into a few driveways that went nowhere we started getting along with our GPS Europe. First stop - Greve in Chianti. The market square was actually a triangle with interesting shops of handmade Chianti linens, beautiful bright yellow coloured Italian ceramics and Butcheries! The area is known for its beef and Sienese wild boar. The shops are hung with hams from the ceiling and...

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Europe 2013

Jun 11, 2013 - Rome

Arrived Rome mid-afternoon June 7 after 4 hour layover in Amsterdam. That was not a good time. Finally found an area with lounges and caught a few zzzz's. KLM is good airline with meals and free wine and liquor with meals. But no wiggle room. Fortunately we were in a row of only 2 seats so didnt have to share oxygen. Good hotel in convenient location. Hotel Oxford - thanks to Ron for that tip. We actually stayed in an apartment associated with the hotel but about a block away. A short block but with 2 lefthand turns in it! Entered into a...

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Europe 2013

Jun 11, 2013 - Florence

Arrived Florence yestrday about 4:30 p.m. by bullet train from Rome. It averaged 250 km /hr but is capable of going 360. Drove north thru the Chianti wine region. Beautiful rolling hills covered in vines with farm homes in warm coloured brick and stucco with red tile roofs. Our condo is a couple of blocks from the train station just a half block from the Piazza of Santa Maria Novella church. Right in the middle of evrything! Out hostess is Enrica Calvani and our condo is at via della Bella Donne 6. She was waiting for us in front of the...

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Europe 2013

Jun 11, 2013 - Rome

Tuesday, June 11th.......Today is Rome! We got up at 5:00 am so we could get down to the train station in time to catch our ride to Rome. The trip took 1 hour and 45 minutes. We had not been out of the train for more than 5 minutes when a man approaced us to offer the services of the Green line Off and On bus. This was exactly what we needed. You pay $18.00 euro each and the circuit is all the sites the tourists want to see in Rome. The bus drops you off at your choice of site and when you are done they circle around all day long and...

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Italy - 2013

Jun 9, 2013 - Quest for Italia's Best

Here are my scores from our quest to find Italy's best: Best Appetizer - Bruschetta (Laura's favorite, making more than one meal) Best Breakfast - Tuscany B&B (Fresh brown hard boiled eggs, croissant, cafe latte) Best Bridge - Rialto in Venice Best Cafe Latte (what we call Latte here)- Anywhere in Italy! They are small and consistently good Best Creative Food - Venice (deconstructed Tiramisu and sushi soaked in flavors!) Best Elevator - Rome (barely room for two people, no luggage) Best Food - Rome, followed closely by everywhere else in...

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Jun 3, 2013 - Rome June 2

Leave hotel at 9 get home at 9. A long 12 hours in Rome. We take the Metro to the colosseum, but it stops 2 stops down because 2 stations are closed. WHY? Who knows why. Take the metro back 3 stops get off and blindly make our way to the colosseum. There are a million police, army and who knows what else. Streets are blocked off, it 12:30 and the line up for the colosseum is huge because it opens at 8:30 but is still closed. We have advance tickets to get in but no line to do it. The medical staff at the ceremony won't move the barricades...

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Italia 2013

Jun 2, 2013 - We're Here

We left Vancouver on Saturday June 1st. It was a 9 hour flight to Schipol (Amsterdam) and then an entertaining 1 hour 40 minute flight to Rome. Our second flight was verimente Italiano - everyone clapped when we landed safely. The boys did very well, but it certainly was an exhausting trek. We arrived in Roma on Sunday June 2nd to a surprisingly quiet airport. We were picked up (thank goodness!) by a driver named Stephano who adeptly navigated the crazy streets of Rome to bring us to our appartemento. We are staying in the Trastevere...

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Viva Italia

Jun 1, 2013 - Rome day 2

pouring with rain. really heavy. Hotel aberdeen loaned me an umbrella. Walked to pantheon. Went inside for an hour or so. Had lunch outside, looking at it. Lasagne, wine, coffee. Went for another little walk. Saw the other side of parliament house. Went back towards spanish steps and went to a famous french bakery. They specialise in Macaroons. Yummy! (Laduree) Walked from there, back to the river. Past the mausoleum again. Walked along river, taking some shots. sunny now of course. had been since lunch. Walked all the way down river to...

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Jun 1, 2013 - So far

Flight over was good, except there was an 11 month old one seat over which meant zero sleep. Got through immigration n/p. Sent Nancy first didn't even look at our passports LOL. Found the train for Rome n/p. Got to train station where a kind stranger "helped" us with getting our metro tickets then wanted a reward. Let the scams begin :-). Our first day/night was pretty easy since we have been up for around a 100 hrs. Had a late night dinner/snack Porchetta Romana. It must have died of dehydration because I had to choke the thing down. Every...

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Italia 2013

Jun 1, 2013 - Rome June 1

Went to the Vatican, but not early enough the line ended somewhere near Naples. Got on a tour that started at 10 meanwhile it's 11:30 and we haven't left yet. An English guy in our group was panicked because" we don't operate like this at home" Obviously he didn't marry an Italian LOL. Got wisked through the Vatican Museum and saw the Sistene chapel and St. Peter's. Louisa picked us up and we spent the afternoon with them. Driving a car in Rome is an experience, I didn't but thought riding shotgun was good enough for me. Louisa did ask if I...

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Italia 2013

May 31, 2013 - Rome Arrival

Arrive Go past a part of an aquaduct, ruins in middle of fields. HUGE city walls. Past the baths of caracalla I think. Past circus maximmus and the palazio venezia Up to the hotel. Check in, drop off bag and get camera Trevi fountain - sigh! Get Gelati Walk to Spanish steps, via piazza del colon (column of marcus aurelius I think - check it out) Walk to piazza del popolo Walk to Mausoleum of augustus - work \ archeological area walk to piazza navona. Have lunch Leave there, it's late afternoon, threats of thunderstorms go back to the...

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