10 days in Italy with Grandma

Our trip to Italy, in pictures! We started and ended our trip in Roma– rented a car and visited quite a few places in between. (Not included here: Rome and Vatican City, to be blogged soon)

Quick stop in wet Orvieto to see the Duomo
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San Gimignano
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Stayed in an apartment in the Useppi tower right in the Piazza Duomo (the 2nd tower from the right photo source)
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view from our apartment
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Tuscan countryside
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Imagine my surprise when I learned there were more buildings other than the leaning tower of Pisa, in the Piazza Duomo di Pisa! (Duh was Xiker’s reply)
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inside the Duomo
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Love how many people are posing in this pic
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Just how old are these steps?! The tower was completed in 1372
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Bapistery of St. John in the back, the duomo in the foreground
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Caught a rosy sunset on our way back to San G
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Delicious dinner!
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We left San G for Venezia
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Sunset at the Grand Canal
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The Doge Palace. much amaze
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loved our visit to Murano, which is famous for glassblowing
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all stores pretty much looked like this. i was afraid to go in any!
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so xik and i gamboled outside while grandma and her friend shopped!
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what Murano looks like when not obstructed by funny looking people
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love the glass flowers!
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back to Venice
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the only group pic! me next to my grandma, of course
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We went on to Firenze (Florence in English)… the Ponte Vecchio
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one of many cathedrals we visited
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made sure to sample some gelato every so often!
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gorgeous rendering of heaven and hell!
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climbing up to the dome was exhausting
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but well worth the view!
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was thrilled to visit the Uffizi Gallery
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Ponte Vecchio at night
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i just love the shabby glamour that is Italy
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