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... many rebuilds due to fire and destruction and the changing of land
boundaries and who had control. Leaving the palace we headed next door to Saint Mark's Basilica where the back
pack had to be dropped around the corner at the bag storage area as no bags
allowed. What was noticeable while we were in the line to access the Basilica
was the water at the foot of the entrance was becoming greater to the point
where planks were called into action to keep all dry, the old ...
... others. We are learning the great influence that the Medici Family had in so many areas from the banking system used today to the Italian Renaissance to the papacy. Sophie wanted to visit the Boboli Gardens, one of the estates of the Medici Family. Our original intent was to visit in the morning before our visit to the Uffizi, but breakfast was so good and knowing we need to check out before we left for the day, that didn't happen. So instead, we ...
... restaurant in Las Vegas as well as former head chef at Spiggia, which was our favorite in Chicago and owner of several restaurants in Milwaukee, where we ate several times when we lived there. (I swear I probably have spent enough money in this guy’s restaurants to help him pay for more than a few month’s rent.) He told us his 13 year daughter is doing a year of high
school in Italy so the wife and daughter will live here full ...
... we went to the Uffizi which is a very large museum. We were able to see various paintings by Leonardo and Michelangelo. There is where we saw the birth of Venus.
The next day we hopped on a train to see the leaning tower of Pisa. It was amazing to see how much of a lean it actually has! That night we hung out with the guys and tomorrow we are off to Nice!!!
LOVE K & ...
... to mail some extra items home, as our bags are getting very full and heavy. What an experience! EVERYTHING was in Italian – not a word of English. The system is the same as at the Australian RTA – you press a button on the machine according the service you require, take a ticket and wait for your number to be called. Well, we debated over which button to press for a while, then pressed two and waited for one of the numbers to come ...