Category Archives: Italy

Italy – some random photos

We saw many sights in Italy.  The famous David by Michelangelo, some of the biggest and most well known piazzas in Europe, ancient crypts dating back to a few hundred years after Christ’s birth, and the beautiful canals in Venice. … Continue reading

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Oh Venice, my heart…

Mr Ana and I took a couple of extra days to visit Venice.  There was one reason why I wanted to visit, and that was so I could go to Murano Island and absorb (and buy) the most famous and … Continue reading

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Trattoria Garga – Florence

Food can be a bit hit and miss in the busier areas of Florence, however there are plenty of places to enjoy a delicious meal.  One of the better places to try is Trattoria Garga (Via San Zanobi 33/R – … Continue reading

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A few days in Florence, Italy…

Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, and was the most important city in Europe in the 14th century.  Rich in history and political activity, Florence’s organisation, finances, and trade moved Europe out of the Dark Ages.  Florence … Continue reading

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Montepulciano, Tuscany

“Run Bella, ruuuuuunnnnn!!!!!!’ For the rare few of you that don’t know (which included me until I was enlightened by this), Montepulciano is the Tuscan town where the Twilight movie New Moon was filmed.  Yeah, I didn’t really care about … Continue reading

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Beautiful Siena, Tuscany

We arrived in Siena late at night, driving into the town after finishing dinner at La Bottega.  The first thing you need to know about Siena is that the centre of the town is only accessible by foot.  Carelessly park … Continue reading

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Ristorante La Bottega – Chianti Italy

To start our Italy travel leg, we landed in Pisa.  After a super quick gawk at the leaning tower of Pisa (while eating gelato of course), we made our way to Chianti to have dinner. We ate at one of … Continue reading

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