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Trip Start Jul 10, 2007
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Flag of Italy  , Tuscany,
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Well, moving from the French Riviera we headed to Italy.  1st to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which quiet a small little village with nothing more than an old building thats on a lean that has made it famous.  There is a lot of market sellers on the way in, illegal or legitimate but you were hassled all the way to the tower!!
After our shot visit we got back on the coach an continued through the vineyards an olive groves of Tuscany to the birthplace of the renaissance, Florence.

Here we had an amazing Italian Dinner, with Antipasto, pasta, Lasagna an salads galore. We were entertained by a live Opera singer who was unbelievable, it was a fabulous night out.  After dinner we headed to the Disco Club.
Lots of fun to be had here, as I'm sure all Contiki groups who were there did!!

It was a quick stop over in Florence, an the morning we left, we stopped in the town to see the Leather maker.  Some of the stuff there was wonderful, an such a great deal of work to actually make it.  We now know the difference between real an fakes in the markets. Alicia also got here famous Puzzle ring from here, it took a good 45 mins to put back together the 1st time it fell apart!! Not so Fun....
We did a guided tour around the old city an found out about all the floods an the wars which have threatened Florence over the years.  We saw an amazing church that was completely painted on the outside, it was quite a sight.

I hope you like it!
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