Category Archives: Italy

Florence — Firenze really IS a dream …

Our first day in Florence, also known locally as Firenze, and we woke up late, but made it JIT (just in time at 8:45 am) for a partial breakfast with grumpy women cleaning everything up as quickly as they could.  … Continue reading

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A Day with Afro Celotto

Today was a SUCCESSFUL day that started with the purchase of our train tickets to Florence from Venice (only took 5 minutes from the aptly named Fast Ticket booth – like BART, though for trips all over Italy!).  The water … Continue reading

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Went to the Ghetto on Palm Sunday

The Ghetto of Venice is where the Jews were conscripted to live from 1400’s onward.  I’m having Amy look up the reason for this need to have a certain area for Jews in Venice, but I heard about this from … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday in Venice

Waking up to the peal of bells, breakfast with Palm Sunday mass on TV and in Italian, the capped with more peals of bells – seems they are going to ring all day.     It’s ANOTHER gorgeous day in Venice, … Continue reading

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