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Day 30 – Milan – DaVinci’s The Last Supper – Il Cenacola

We had to get up early today to get to the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. That’s where we picked up our tickets to view Leonardo DaVinci’s Last Supper or Il Cenacola. We had reservations for the 8:45 am … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Lugano – Life around the piazzas

Woke up to bright sunshine streaming into the room; looks like another beautiful day ahead. Cleaned up and went down for breakfast in a room that looks like it would have previously been a restaurant or ballroom. Many choices to … Continue reading

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Which way did that Van Gogh?

Another hotel with a great breakfast.  Many choices from the buffet, plus they will make you eggs or pancakes.  Fresh squeezed orange juice is also available, which is the way I like to start the day. Really enjoyed our first … Continue reading

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Visiting Beautiful Bruges

We both woke up early after a good night’s sleep.  After the little bit of walking around last evening, we were excited to explore the town.  The hotel’s breakfast provided many choices and we found out that everything is homemade. … Continue reading

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Musée d’Orsay on Friday

Another beautiful day in Paris.  Sunny, but not overly warm and blue skies.  We had a good breakfast – like we have had every day – and then set out. So after Wednesday’s loss of patience at the Louvre, I … Continue reading

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Delacroix and the Louvre

Today we get a little artsy.  We have tickets to see the Eugene Delacroix exhibition at the Louvre, plus admission to the Eugene Delacroix museum. We had a good breakfast and then headed over to the Delacroix museum.  It is … Continue reading

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Day 32 – Chasing Angels and Demons

Rome, Italy We’ve been looking forward to today’s tour, though after all the walking the last few days my legs aren’t as excited. Being fans of Dan Brown, today we are taking the “Angels and Demons” Tour. We will follow … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Vatican City and the Borghese Gallery

Rome, Italy Early to rise today, we’re scheduled to take the “Pristine Sistine” tour at the Vatican and we have to meet the group at 7:15 am. The Herkeys getting somewhere at 7:15 am? I tell you it’s true! Everyone … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Ravenna and her mosaics

Ravenna, Italy Saturday’s adventure was a day trip to Ravenna to see the Unesco World Heritage sites. The sites are mosaics dating back as far as the 5th century, when Ravenna was the capital of the Roman Empire. The day … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Venetian Sunshine

Venezia, Italy So yesterday’s clouds and rain departed and today was beautiful. Nice temperature and bright sunshine all day long meant lots of walking and sunglasses. Started with breakfast at the hotel. It’s a nice standard breakfast with lots of … Continue reading

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