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S: Italian Daydreams

FC: 2010

1: Venice | Best of Venice, Florence and Rome in 10 Days September 2010 | From Venice, California to Venice, Italy. It's a LONG flight, but all is forgotten with your first glimpse of Venice in the sun...or the clouds...or the rain. It really doesn't matter. It's a gorgeous, unique, historical, fun city...

2: DAY 1 Welcome to Italy There are only two ways to get around Venice -- on foot or on the water.

4: The view from a Vaporetto

6: HOW TO RIDE A VAPORETTO (Venetian water taxi) There are seats, but STAND, and make your way to an outside railing. You'll be rewarded with glimpses of daily life that will surprise and delight you. They'll make you take your backpack off so they can cram more beautiful Venetians in -- don't fight it! And smile at everyone.

7: The Grand Canal

9: Artistry everywhere you turn | DAY 2 Historic Venice

11: Venice is vertical

13: St. Mark's Square

18: Brides after dark -- St. Mark's Square | Rialto Bridge

19: Gallerie Accademia

20: Graffiti is an Italian word

23: Our new Rick Steves Family. Who would've thought a group of strangers could become so close, so fast? It turns out that shared experiences, and shared Bellinis, are a powerful bonding experience in a foreign land.

24: DAY 3 The Art of Wandering in Venice

29: Italian Diet | We ate pizza, pasta, and panini's for two weeks and lost 7 pounds! The fresh, un-processed food was fabulous. | And a long-legged tour guide gave us plenty of exercise.

31: What's the Italian word for siesta???

38: BURANO A 30-minute boat ride from Venice, this color-drenched island is cuter than Disneyland!

41: Murano

43: Trieste -- part Italy, part Slovenia...all charm

47: We didn't want to leave Venice, and couldn't imagine a more magical place. And then we met Florence... and Umbria... and Rome...

49: DAY 4 - Wonders of Renaissance Florence

50: Ponte Vecchio

52: La Dolce Vita

54: Piazza Signoria

56: DAY 5 David

57: Central Market

59: The Duomo

62: Day 6

63: The Backstreets of Florence

64: Yes, that's lipstick on the statue

69: Our hotel, Torre Guelfa, a former medieval castle, has one of seven towers left standing in Florence. So instead of climbing 463 steps to the top of the Duomo for a 360 view, I climbed one flight above the breakfast room...

74: Arrivederce,, Firenze

76: DAY 7 - Roaming through Rome aka a sprint to get to the Pantheon before it closes

77: The Spanish Steps

80: DAY 8 I can't believe they let you walk on the floors, even in Italian loafers | Vatican Museum

82: FIND THE SMILEY

83: MICHELANGELO WAS HERE

86: Michelangelo's Pieta | St. Peter's Basilica

89: DAY 9 Monuments of ancient Rome Colosseum

90: FORUM and Palatine Ruins

93: Roma

99: The End | PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE ROBERTS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Stephanie.Roberts@mac.com http://web.me.com/stephanie.roberts/Italy2010/Home.html

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  • Title: Italian Daydreams
  • September 2010
  • Tags: florence, italy, rome, venice
  • Published: almost 6 years ago

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