Italy part 2

well it’s so hard to remember past travels but i think when we left Ischia waiting for ferry to mainland here was an italian fisherman with helpers

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we connected with our train back to Roma. We got hustled at the train station to upgrade our train to a super train. waiting in the ticket line we almost boarding it.

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i guess this is the most famous building The Colosseum with this latter day addition of the cross.

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we walked and walked around this city discovering everything. tourist maps helped there was so much too do.

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thinking about who might have walked theses same routes.

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we must have seen everything and on one sunday we when to the park along with thousands romans.

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a family rental buggy of course there are plenty of cafes serving expresso not so odd in a country run on wine and expresso coffee. but here is something left over from the roman times, an original public water fountain

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mary buying art from street artist

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sunset, time to go back to hotel figure out what’s for dinner.

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this restaurant overlooks the Colosseum where mary wanted to go on her first trip but never made it, so what’s the question?

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what ever keeps her happy is fine with me. but time to move on to Florence via train.

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a naked penis in public, no wonder their civilization didn’t last or did it

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but people live here jousted by tourists but that’s, life. getting to work is a snap

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if you own one of these.

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Arno river

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shop owners giving tourist the once over

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another sunset over the Arno

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here’s a happy boy found on a carousel it’s the simple things in life.

but to complicate our lives we decided to rent a car to tour Tuscany. car rental a quick walk from train station. our adventure begins in Puccinni home town. Lucca.

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oh did i mention it’s autumn in tuscany italy. Here is the original wall that surrounds the city.

our small hotel fit right inside the wall even provided parking inside this alley

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we arrived so late and so hungry we explored using our trusty Lonely Planet guide. Passing a church we heard arias Puccinni’s of course eliminating from inside and had to sit down until hunger drove us onward.

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well used door knockers the food in tuscany was knockout small towns small restaurants served fabulous food there was a pizza shop located in an alley that served a steak platter to die for. wow

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oh did i mention churches yes there are plenty churches in italy some quite outstanding  as this one is. i don’t know why but i’ve hit a snag in wordpress changing writing formats so i’ll post this section and finish up in a couple of days.




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One Response to “Italy part 2”

  1. Charlie Marinaro Says:

    my dear old italy. i have cousins in sicily near palermo. haven’t made it there yet.

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