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Italy 2022 – Florence: Part 3

A new day and the threat of more rain later in the day. No matter though, as we will be inside the Uffizi Gallery today. We had our breakfast: Sue enjoying her yogurt and me finishing up the biscotti. Our … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Florence: Part 2

We woke up to a little more rain. It will likely rain on and off all day, so we’ll definitely be taking our jackets and umbrella with us. We ate breakfast, cleaned up and got ready to go. Today we … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Florence: Part 1

Moving away from the coastline, our next location is the Renaissance city of Florence – Firenze to the Italians. We have five days to enjoy ourselves and explore the city. We rented an apartment in Florence that is located just … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre to Florence

Time to move on from the Cinque Terre. After our previous experiences with them, we decided to alter our plans a little bit and go with the Daytrip folks once again. This time it was just a non-stop drive from … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre: Part 5

Hard to believe this was our final day in the Cinque Terre. Tomorrow we move on to Florence, but today we’ll enjoy Monterosso Al Mare. The surf was rocking again this morning. The waves rolling in and crashing against the … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre: Part 4

When we woke up, the skies were partly cloudy, but the winds were blowing from the west – which had the surf really pounding the shoreline. The red flags were flying, meaning no swimming. It also meant no boats would … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre: Part 3

They have been calling for rain every day, and today it arrived. We were pretty sure today would be the day as the skies were gray and the sea was churning. I don’t think I mentioned it previously, but breakfast … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre: Part 2

Upon arrival and after check-in, our first task was to go out on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful view of the bay. We accomplished that task and enjoyed the fresh air and sea breeze. From the balcony we could … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Cinque Terre: Part 1

From Alba, we’ll be traveling south as we head to the Italian Riviera and the Cinque Terre. We’ll have five days to explore the towns and hopefully enjoy the beautiful azure waters along the coast. The Cinque Terre consists of … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – From Alba to Monterosso Al Mare

Today we are traveling from our Airbnb in Alba to Monterosso Al Mare in the Cinque Terre. We once again engaged the services of Daytrip to comfortably get us there. Along the way, we will be stopping in the resort … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 4

Our last day of tastings and Fall have arrived. However, those blue skies we had grown accustomed to have returned and the day is beautiful. Luca will once again be our guide and we are going to two wineries and … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 3

Wednesday proved to be a nice relaxing day after the two previous tasting days. We slept in a bit and then just hung around the apartment. For the first time since we arrived, it was overcast and a little bit … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 2

After Monday’s day of touring, we were looking forward to today. We once again had a morning and afternoon wine tasting plus a stop for lunch in the town of La Morra. We would be joined today by two couples … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Wine and more: Pt 1

The second half of our time in Piedmont was centered around wine and food. We went for tastings at several wineries, had lunch in a few small towns and enjoyed dinners in and around Alba. Since there was a lot … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Piedmont – Returning to Alba

For the next stop, we will be spending eight days in the town of Alba. Our home for the next eight days is a spacious apartment that we booked through Airbnb. There’s a kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms – both … Continue reading

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