Italy

Sensual, romantic, historic, and a gastronomic treat!

“Open my heart and you will see engraved inside of it…Italy”
~ Robert Browning.

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Bridge of the Devil – Ponte del Diavolo
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Antique Flea Market – Florence, Italy
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Pilgrimage to San Luca – Bologna
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Saint Zita – 700 Year Old Mummified Relic
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Leaning Tower of Pisa at Dawn
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Photo of the Day – Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Photo of the Day – Trevi Fountain

Bridge of the Devil – Ponte del Diavolo

The Devil’s Bridge! What a sinister name for such a beautiful medieval bridge. But on further study, we found that this is just one of a series of bridges throughout Europe known as Devil’s Bridges. In fact, this one was renamed Ponte della Maddalena for the statue of Magdalene that […]

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Antique Flea Market – Florence, Italy

Antique Flea Market lovers, look no further! Here are all of those amazing treasures. The place to spend hours in Florence searching for that long forgotten piece of jewelry or household article is the Antique Flea Market in the Piazza dei Ciompi. In the Santa Croce neighborhood, near San Lorenzo […]

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Pilgrimage to San Luca – Bologna

While visiting Bologna, we decided to walk off a little of the pasta we’ve been enjoying and take the Pilgrim’s Walk to the hilltop basilica church of San Luca. Set on the magnificent overlook of Monte della Guardia, San Luca keeps vigil on the city from a height of 300 […]

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Saint Zita – 700 Year Old Mummified Relic

Just at the bottom of the hill from where we’re house-sitting is a picturesque chapel called Chiesa Santa Zita.  It’s been closed since we arrived. The homeowners told us the story of the servant peasant girl Zita born in 1212 who sneaked bread from her master’s house to the poor […]

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Leaning Tower of Pisa at Dawn

It wasn’t our original intention to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before daylight. We’d just dropped off our lovely house-sit family at the Pisa airport for a VERY early flight and realized we were only a few minutes away. Why not? Expecting to wait in our car in […]

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Photo of the Day – Leaning Tower of Pisa

We must be longing for Italy, as images from Rome, Florence, Venice, and Pisa come to mind. This was an impromptu stop along the way from the LONG stretch of driving from Nice to Rome…without a car radio! The cathedral, baptistry and campanile provide a delightful setting, made all the […]

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Photo of the Day – Trevi Fountain

One coin tossed in the fountain ensures a return trip to Rome… Two coins tossed with the right hand over the left shoulder bodes well for new romance… And three coins? The best luck of all. Either a happy marriage or a welcome divorce, depending on your circumstances!

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