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Italia // giorno tredici // Siena

Siena was the sixth city on our tour, and probably the first one that we all enjoyed equally. While still a major tourist hub, it was more serene due to the more mature populace. While lacking the majestic views of Cinque Terre, the romance of Venezia, or the heritage of Roma, there was still something about […]

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Italita // giorno undici // Firenze

Next up was the capital of Italia’s Toscana region, Firenze. The city’s claim to fame is of course the iconic statue of David, although there is far more beauty than that which is contained within the walls of a few art galleries. The bustle of Mercato San Lorenzo is addictive. Street performers pander to tourists, […]

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Italia // giorni otto a dieci // Cinque Terre

Day 8 was mostly travel, due to a five hour train ride from Venezia to our next home in Corniglia. We arrived, got some local info from our Airbnb host, ate dinner at a local spot a few minutes from our apartment, and then crashed out. We got an early start to the day, as we had five […]

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Italia // giorno sette // Murano

Having seen most of what there is to see in Venice in the half day we spent there, we decided to head to the nearby island of Murano for the afternoon. Greeted by friendly locals, almost no crowds, and colourful houses, if you have to time to take the short ferry over, it’s a great […]

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Italia // giorno sei // Venezia

I was apprehensive about Venezia, as I am with all tourist heavy areas. But by the end, I found myself to be a little sad walking away from this city so painfully romantic at night. Our first day we walked around myriad little shops and restaurants. A helpful camera store proprietor sold me lens wipes, […]

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Italia // giorno cinque // Bologna

To put it in my own terms, Bologna is like the old Montreal of Italy. A vibrant, student heavy nightlife is complemented by the rich tapestry the city’s architecture provides as a backdrop. The two and a half hour high speed train ride in the morning provided me the opportunity to get caught up on photos […]

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Italia // giorno quattro // Roma

Day four’s morning, while thankfully the latest one so far, involved some back home stress revolving around a missing fur baby. Thankfully this was resolved quickly, and the adventures began around noon. I met up with Dad and Emily (who had chosen to take a scenic walk) and we headed out to the Vaticano. Stopped […]

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Italia // giorno tre // Roma

Couple of stops along the way to the Colosseum to take pictures of things I’m assuming are old and/or significant. Colosseum was just as packed as the fountain. It’s neat to see, but you’ve already done that in countless movies, tv shows, and likely every other travel blog you’ve read about Italy. Don’t know what’s […]

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Italia // giorno due // Roma

Our journey began bright and early. Grazia and her mother picked us up shortly after 8, and we hit the road, heading to the small town of San Giorgio. Enjoying the view Apennines mountains, speckled with small hillside towns, on the winding four lane highway. Tunnels and bridges made the ride more interesting. Quick stop […]

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