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Orvieto is one of many (too many!) medieval towns snuggled within the Chianti wine region between Florence and Rome.  It is not uncommon for visitors to hire a car for a day of wine tasting, but we skipped the wine and simply … Continue reading

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In order to appreciate and enjoy Florence, one need not be an art historian or Renaissance buff.  Even with my disdain for art history after having spent years painfully scrutinizing art for my degree, I loved Florence. Florence is too beautiful … Continue reading

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There isn’t a whole lot to do in Pisa except take the obligatory photo of the famous leaning tower.  Between our drive from Cinque Terre to Florence, Pisa was the perfect stop to kill a few hours. The Tower of … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre

“Do you know where you’re going in Italy?” We had just finished licking our mini plastic spoons at the city’s most famous gelato shop, Fenocchio, in Nice, France on a drizzly evening. Due to the abysmal weather, we planned to leave the … Continue reading

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