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Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Leaning Tower of Pisa

So you’re in Italy and almost everyone who has gone to Italy, has been asked about the following things Is Pizza in Italy, THAT good? How is the Pope doing … did you see him, while you were in Rome? Were there gladiators at the Colisseo? Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa actually lean that much? For me, it is ... Read More »

Hey Colosseo … why ban climbing on ruins?

Just coming from Roma a couple days earlier … nothing has changed except for one thing … you can no longer take an EPIC picture in the Coliseum. I feel like my pictures from our previous trip to Roma are now even more special, since I would have to operate like a Ninja to get pictures like the following or ... Read More »

Chiaroscuros?? Words you learn about while reading travel blogs …

Seriously, I never knew such a word existed till this morning.Chiaroscuro in art is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human ... Read More »

Oh Venezia….

So two days ago I was reading the news and I saw that Venice had suffered it worst flooding in more than 20 years. I saw the pictures on the news and realized that no matter how much technology we have and how much engineering we have, we really cannot defy Mother Nature. December 2, 2008 Tourists warned to stay ... Read More »

Back to Romality…ahem.. reality…. and *crossing fingers*

11.00am: We’re checking out now, after a late night last night, and we got back in after an exhausting day of traveling and then touring. This hotel would be the best one overall in our experience so far… everything was average. There was a connection – but I had to pay for it, there was a full private bathroom – ... Read More »

Leaving Venice now, and not a moment too soon!!

Hey girls…btw im staying here tonight… if you read this blog before you head to the airport….got a queen room for 46 Euros.. with the upgrade! Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center Viale Del Pattinaggio, 100 Rome, 00144 IT (39)(06) 54531 ================================================================ Anyway, too much heat, too much crowds, too much everything, too much noise.. too much!!! Venice is always ... Read More »

On our way to Venezia with some thoughts, musings and a Guest appearance by A. Di Loreto!!

11am: So this morning was fairly uneventful…since the girls went shopping and I slept in. I was supposed to go night shooting over the past 3 nights in Firenze, but the weather has been so dismal and miserable at night, I preferred to sleep in. In addition, I don’t know if I will be staying on here or not, if ... Read More »

So dinner in Bologna…. overrated… except for a spectacular Risotto Marinara

Well so dinner in Bologna was ummmm… how do I say this?? Uninspired and boring and pretty much overrated! Now of course, I would hoping in the land of Bologna, we would just find some great Bolognese sauce etc, but the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese we had was pretty insipid. Mind you, we did find a good restaurant with the white ... Read More »

Dinner time… so we're going to have Spaghetti Bolognese….

…..   ……..   …………..   ………………..in Bologna!!!!! We’re leaving for Bologna at 6.18 Wish us luck that we get some great Bolognese sauce!!! Read More »

hmmmm shopping in Firenza….and other cultural stuff like … ummm Ponte Vecchio, Uffuzi and the Duomo.. but who cares!!?!?!!??

So today was out first real day moving around Firenza for the cultural things. This morning we were all up bright and early, and ready to start our day, however the weather didn’t want to cooperate and was drizzling all morning. Previously we had passed the Duomo of Santa Maria Cathedral. Personally I love seeing inside churches even though I’m ... Read More »