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Rignano Sull’Arno to Porto Venere

June 17th 2016
Today we are heading back to the west coast and the Gulf of Genoa but on the way we had to make a stop at Pisa just to make sure that the tower is still leaning. Yes, it is. I must say that I found the Cathedral (Duomo) and the Baptistery (Battistero) just as amazing with its striking cladding of green and cream marble. After this we headed off to La Spezia and our drive into Porto Venere which is ... read more
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