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Tag: Italy

Cruising from Venice to Split

After 3 wonderful days in Florence, we hopped a train to Venice to catch our boat. Cruising from Venice entails sailing down the gorgeous Grand Canal.  I’m not that big of a fan of Venice (too croweded and touristy) but sailing down the Grand Canal is something everyone should do once. Piazza San Marco in Venice is the most famous square with Basilica di San Marco, Doge’s Palace, and the Campinile (bell tower). The ship took us from Venice to Split, Croatia. Croatia is on my list of destinations to visit in the future.  Dubrovnik is the big city you hear Read More

Extra time in Florence

  Yesterday I wrote about what to do in Florence if you only had one day.  Today I’ll show you the other things to add to your itinerary if you have some more time to explore. Piazza Repubblica is a grand piazza very near Piazza della Signoria.  Definitely worth some time to walk through and explore. Piazza Repubblica has a few outdoor stalls for shopping but for the main outdoor market go to PIazza San Lorenzo a few blocks away.  That is the place for leather coats,  purses, scarves, wallets, belts, and more. The very best thing in San Lorenzo Read More