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Exploring the Medici at the Galleria and Uffizi

We were up bright and early this morning for another The Tour Guy tour, this time for exploring the Medici at the Galleria and Uffizi. If we were lucky, we’d find some gelato too! I was a bit apprehensive leading up to this, given our exhaustion level after the Venice tour. I needn’t have worried. […]

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Golden View Open Bar at the Ponte Vecchio

The bartender at the Hotel della Signoria gladly shared ideas on where to find good food in Florence. Dinner at the Golden View Open Bar topped his list. We found the restaurant a short walk from the hotel, just over the Ponte Vecchio. We requested a table where we could enjoy the view of the […]

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Delightful Train Ride to Florence

Today we enjoyed a delightful train ride to Florence. It was even better than we’d imagined. However, we’ve been so busy, and since they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, I will just post photos with captions. Trenitalia turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Decades-old memories of crowded standing-room-only Italian […]

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St. Mark’s, Doge’s Palace and a Gondola Ride!

Our The Tour Guy tour of St. Mark’s, the Doge’s Palace and a Gondola Ride was early, so we were up early and out the door by 9:00. On our way to meet the tour at St. Mark’s square, Adriel noticed that water was starting to seep up from the concrete grates. Our tour guide […]

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Glass Blowing and Vivaldi All in One Day

What a day it was…we experienced glass blowing and Vivaldi all in one day! We started the day taking a water taxi to Murano, the Venetian island where glass blowing magic happens. We wandered for a bit on Murano, dipping into a lovely garden cafe for spritzes and pizza. Then it was time for a […]

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We Wander Around and Explore Venice

Join us as we wander around and explore Venice! After finally getting our feet on Venetian ground, we rested a bit and then took to the alleys and back streets. The many tiny shops were so fascinating in their variety. Our first full day in Venice was just a day of getting adjusted to the […]

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The Prettiest Bathroom in Venice

We found what we think may be the prettiest bathroom in Venice. After wandering around the San Marco area of Venice for a bit, we headed to Saint Mark’s Square. After finding seats at one of the cafes in the square, we sat down to enjoy some cappuccino and gelato. However, amazingly enough, the most […]

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Ristorante La Feluca, Venice, Italy

Though it was after eight o’clock by the time we checked into Hotel Novecento, and nearly 20 hours since we’d left home, we were starving and decided to go find food. Ristorante La Feluca was a great choice. The hotelkeeper recommended and pointed out La Feluca on a map. After wandering down several alleys and […]

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We arrived in Bellissima Venezia…Finally!

We arrived in Bellissima Venezia…Finally! After all that waiting in Frankfurt, we were in Venice. No immigration processing in Venice, since we’d done it in Frankfurt (the Polizei who processed me explained that once you’re in the EU, you’re good). Our one checked suitcase was on the carousel as we arrived, and our driver stood […]

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A Seat on the Flight to Venice… Or Not

We thought that we had a seat on the flight from Frankfurt to Venice. Before we left Florida, when we learned that our flight from Frankfurt to Venice had been canceled, I immediately called Lufthansa. I was assured that we had a seat on the 4:00 flight to Venice today. That was an exaggeration. What […]