S: Tuscany ~ March 2012
FC: Tuscany - March 2012
35: Ponte Vecchio
38: A lovely Sunday afternoon in the city , visiting the various sites around Florence and the antique market.
41: San Gimignano
47: Florence American Cemetery and Memorial | Headstones: 4,398 Latin Crosses: 4,322 Stars of David: 76 Missing in Action: 1,409 Unknowns: 213 Multiple burials: 2 headstones with 2 remains, and 1 with 3 Sets of brothers: 5 Medal of Honor recipient: 2 interred, and 1 memorialized
50: After the liberation of Rome on June 5, 1944, the U.S. Fifth Army and British Eighth Army, supported by the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF), pushed northward toward the Gothic Line. That was a major German defense taking advantage of the Apennines that separate central Italy from the Po Valley. | The long and bloody Allied campaign liberated Italy and contributed to the success of campaigns elsewhere in Europe.
52: Driving around | Tuscany
56: Spotted movement along the side of the road. Thinking it might be a wild boar or something else indigenous to Tuscany, we stopped the car for a closer look. All of a sudden, Anita starts shouting: "It's a monkey! It's a monkey!" We did send photos to the Italian authorities, but never got a response.
57: Tuscany is all about | Great Food | and sharing it with | Good Friends | Chef Mattisse | Mama Maria and the "chicks"
58: Quote of the week: | "Honey, this isn't the Tudor Court, wait for a plate!"