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Firenze

April 8th 2016
Spring Fashion We were spending a sunny afternoon walking the narrow back streets of the ancient Oltrarno neighborhood on the other side of the Arno River from downtown. We had already passed the massive Pitti Palace and were heading towards the Santo Spirito church and square. The lilac bushes have just reached full bloom and overpoweringly scent the air with a fragrance so intense that the e ... read more
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Italian Flag 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
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9th April 2016

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High heels on cobblestones a cacophony of Easter fireworks and bells, and an eerie, modern connection to history--fine adventures and fabulous photos! Great that you made weekday, day trips to the smaller, ultra-charming smaller towns. Having sampled quite a bit of Europe and five months in Italy (Nov-April), I agree with you--Italy, especially Tuscany, was my favorite. So now, the road less traveled--Eastern Europe? And then there will be the question of where to hide during high season--best wishes with that!
9th April 2016

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Italy is without a doubt one of the best places and now that the weather is so much warmer and the flowers and trees are blooming we really hate to leave. We never like to tell where we are going next but we do admit you are a fabulous guesser :) Thanks for always reading and leaving such nice comments!

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