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Italy Day 10: Pisa, The Leaning Tower, and that’s about it

When we woke up, we packed our things and left from our short stay in Florence for the more coastal city of Pisa. It was only about a 1h15m drive, and was almost completely motorway, so it seemed quite short by comparison to some of the other drives that we’ve made on this trip. We …

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Italy Day 8: Florence, David, and Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Today we started a new leg of our journey through Italy. After one last morning of coffee and tea on the beautiful patio at Casa Bolsinina, we drove nearly due north to the city of Florence. Unlike our previous bed and breakfast, our accommodations (at La Farina Apartments) in Florence were very modern, and indeed, …

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Italy Day 4: A private Vatican tour and elegant dinner

We woke up a bit earlier than normal this morning because we needed to be at the entrance to the Vatican Museums at 09:30 for our private tour of the Vatican. This particular tour company (run by a wonderful woman named Livia) was absolutely a pleasure to work with, and our tour guide, Claudia, couldn’t …

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