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Florence
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Florence

We woke up very early this morning and made a quick breakfast so that we could bring our bags to our new hotel for the night, and still be at the Academia before the huge crowds arrive. Our new hotel, the Florence Dome Hotel, is up many, many steps. The […]

The Renaissance City
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The Renaissance City

Since breakfast in Italy is little more than a croissant and cappuccino, we made a small breakfast of an egg, bread, yogurt, and coffee. We were resourceful and took the butter packs and jam from our Venice hotel and used them for breakfast. The first stop on our self-made tour […]

Venice to Florence
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Venice to Florence

Today we ventured out to a cool costume museum in Venice. The building itself was quite pretty with painted ceilings and other beautiful detailing. The first room had a temporary exhibit with small art pieces made from natural materials, many of which could be used to make clothing. Some of these […]

Venice Day 2
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Venice Day 2

Woke up with a sore throat and swollen glands…this is no good. I almost never get sick. I am placing bets that it was from the lack of air on my face when on the plane.  Stupid cheap airline…but saving $800 on flights and getting sick still might be worth […]

Venice Explored
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Venice Explored

We woke up this morning nice and early so we could make our way to Venice. We took the metro to Milan Centrale Station and found a little cafe where we got some yogurt with granola and fruit and a cappuccino. I am pretty sure that every food establishment in […]

An Italian Adventure
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An Italian Adventure

We started off our vacation with a long day of travel. Our flight left JFK airport at 3pm and arrived in Milan Italy at 9:25am. This basically resulted in us pulling an all nighter as not much sleep was had on the flight. We found some very cheap flights to […]