Day 6 – Waking up in the beautiful and the most unique city in the world

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August 6, 2012: The morning of August the 6th was very pleasant and much anticipated. We arrived in Venice last night and saw beautiful streets and squares but not much water and canals or bridges.  What an extraordinary morning we had when we woke up in Venice. The apartment was a three bedroom apartment with […]

Day 5 – Night Ride to Venice, Italy

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August 5, 2012: We had visited Florence, we had gone to Pisa and now it was time to travel to Venice, Italy. We had about 200 miles to drive to Venice from Pisa. We arrived at the gates of Venice around 9 pm. It was getting dark and we were not sure how long will […]

Day 5 – Leaning Tower of Pisa

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August 5, 2012: After Florence we wanted to drive to Pisa which is about 100 miles west of Florence. While our plan was to go to Venice after seeing Florence so that we can make it to Venice before sunset, however, not going to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa was not a good […]

Day 5 – Florence, Italy, the Birthplace of the Renaissance

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August 5, 2012 The visit to the Florence, Italy will require few days if one is interested in history and wants to absorb the rich art and architecture of this true renaissance city. According to our City Walk & Tour App we located the main square we wanted to visit. The Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square […]

Day 5 – Dante Alighieri’s House

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August 5, 2012 One of the main attraction for us was to visit the house of the great poet and writer Dante Alighieri, in Florence, Italy. Casa di Dante is in the heart of Florence. more specifically the area between the church of S. Martino and Piazza dei Donati, was the 13th century location of the houses of the Alighieri […]

Day 5 – Florence, the birthplace of Dante Alighieri

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August 5, 2012 The visit to Florence was much anticipated. We had heard lots about the rich history of Florence. We drove from south of Florence to the center of Florence. I had charted out the walking tour we were going to take in Florence. While there were so many things to see, we thought […]

Day 4 – The Villa where we stayed near Florence

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August 4, 5, 2012 We chose a very nice villa in the countryside, south of Florence. The hosts Monica and Alex gave us a warm welcome. They had just finished hosting a big wedding party at their villa but they had our room ready for us. It was a large room accommodating five beds.  Since […]

Day 4 – From Genova to Florence, Italy

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August 4, 2012 The task for the day was to complete almost 500 from Geneva, Switzerland to arrive in Florence in one piece and make it before dark. Along the way, however, we explored Turin and Genova and almost made to the vicinity of Florence before the sunset. The place we had planned to stay was […]

Day 4 – From Turin to Genova

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August 4, 2012 The day was busy for us as there was lot of driving to do and we were expecting to catch as much as coastal ride from Genova to Florence in daylight. Rushing from Turin down south we were approaching Genova, Italy, the birth place of Christopher Columbus. The approach to the city […]

Day 4 – Turin, Italy Shrouded in Mystery

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August 4, 2012 The journey from Geneva to Torino, Italy was amazingly beautiful one. We went through the mountains of Switzerland into the Northern Italy mountain range. There was a substantial delay at the Mont Blanc Tunnel but after that it was a smooth sailing. We had planned a lunch in Turin, Italy. It is […]