Passing on to Pisa where the grass is green and towers are leaning... April 30th 2005
90 minute trainride through the Tuscan countryside, the one that really is how you see it in the postcards. I arrive. Pisa is quiet at 2:30pm. I have no plans but I know what comes first: I grab my gelato. I stick with chocolate now. All chocolate, no mixing, no second guessing.
CORSO ITALIA is the main drag, and reminds me of Via Calzaioli in Florence. In fact, the cities feel alike, exc ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
Having lived in Florence for 6 years, life is now guiding me southward. Tuscany to Basilicata. Compasses redirected, settings adjusted, a new life awaits in another perspective of Italy.
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