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Apr 18, 2018 - Tuesday in Monterosso and meeting crazy guy

Tuesday morning we left Florence and took the train to Monterosso, Cinque Terre. A gorgeous day and a spectacular place! Right on the Ligurian Bay which leads to the Mediterranean Sea. A bit of a rocky start as we were quite sure we could walk half mile with luggage to hotel. Saw quite a few incredulous glances and even an offer of help as we struggled up the wrong path and skipped the easy foot tunnel. Oh well! That was the only time we did that! Lots of people were hiking up cliffs or swimming or shopping but we chose to sit at some of...

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Apr 18, 2018 - Hidden Gems

This is Bob writing here. Betsy does all of our hotel bookings. She does the research and then makes the bookings. In the case of our hotel in Florence it was really a last minute addition to the itinerary. So whatever we got was ok as long as there were beds! We checked in and things looked good then we left to see the sights of Florence. We came back late and went to bed. In the morning we went to breakfast. I wondered aloud what this place might have been in a previous life. I said maybe a convent or monastery. There was something about...

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Apr 17, 2018 - Sunday dinner in Milan and Monday in Florence

Sunday night we went with Leslie to a great place with an entertaining waiter. He was really after Bob to relax and said dinner should last about 3-4 hours. For the second night in a row we got free lemoncello so we think he had as much fun as we did. Bob went home and I went with Leslie to the laundromat so she would be ready to head back to Stockholm. Words cannot express how good it was to spend time with Leslie. I'm so proud of her and what she's doing and am pleased we could see her in this environment. Will miss her dearly until I see...

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Apr 15, 2018 - Saturday in Lake Como

Everyone must go to Lake Como! Leslie, Bob and I took a one hour train ride to Varenna, got our bearings over coffee and treats and walked through many small, stony streets to get to our hotel. Our hostess was a woman with few words, Italian or otherwise, but she had our rooms ready early and for that I am grateful. We set out to explore the delightful little town on the lake and decided to take the ferry to Bellagio, after gelato, across the way. We had lunch there and just enjoyed the scenery. The whole area is absolutely gorgeous! Lots...

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Oct 22, 2017 - Chilled out day in Milano

Well readers, Fortunately, there were some shops open today.................so it was a chilled out day in Milano. Thank you for coming on board and travelling with us on our trip around Italy. One more lug back to the Milano Centrale station tomorrow, to catch the train to the airport, and we are done. It has been fabulous, a treat for all senses. Just think, you have been and seen too, but without the calories!!!!! We have enjoyed sharing our ventures with you. Hope they were not too boring. Love Marco and Giana x

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Oct 21, 2017 - The last lug!

Our day in Genova was well worth the visit. A big port city, that is where you head off to Cinque Terre. We would have walked that again if time allowed. Maybe the coin tossed in the Trevi fountain in Rome will bring us back to Italy again one day, so we could do the walk then. We spent a few hours at the Maritime museum. 5 floors of interesting history, maps, boats, info about Christopher Colombus, to the story of migration. From there we visited the most beautiful Basilica SS Annunziata del Vastato. Real gold in the painting on the...

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Oct 5, 2017 - The Duomo and Last Supper

We are up early so we can get to the ticket office at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church by 8 a.m. to get in line for any tickets that have become available for today to see da Vinci's Last Supper. We are close to a metro stop where we buy a day pass and we were there in no time. We are in luck. There are only 3 people ahead of us and by 8:10 we have tickets for 3 p.m. So now we head over to Duomo Square to have some breakfast and tour the magnificient Duomo Cathedral. The cathedral was built by the dukes of Milan to earn Milan recognition...

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Oct 4, 2017 - Discovering Milan

After a fitful night of sleeping a few hours, up a few hours, repeat, finally rousted about 8am, had a lite breakfast of oatmeal, yogurt, and fresh fruit, and we were out the door to discover what Milan had to offer. Milan is known as a global capital of fashion and design and our apartment was in the hub of things - oh la la! Too bad we were a couple days early for the famous Fashion Week. Of utmost importance for the day was to see if we could get last minute tickets to see da Vinci’s Last Supper at Santa Maria della Grazie Church. So...

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Oct 3, 2017 - Milan

Monday, October 2 & 3 - Wanda Hoodman, Judi Bailey and myself (Judi Clark) are off on another adventure. We were picked up by Letitia (our airport shuttle of choice) and delivered to LAX arrivals area as the freeways were very busy as was the airport and we were beginning to feel crunched for time. However we sailed through security and had time to grab a sandwich and water before boarding our flight for Toronto, Canada. Our scheduled short layover in Toronto before the flight to Milan, Italy turned into a two hour layover due to a delayed...

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Sep 22, 2017 - Arrivederci Melbourne, bongiorno Milano!

Hello from wonderful Italy. We arrived at Malpensa airport, Milan, at 6.10 am on the 20.09.17 and needing coffee! Fairly quiet at this time of the day. Caught the Malpensa express train to Milano Centrale. A 40 minute train ride, on a new, smooth, clean train. Melbourne must learn from this! Even the well presented train conductor wore her uniform well, and had diamond trimmed (possibly faux, but who knows!) black boots. Such Italian style. A few station stops enroute allowed the regular, sophisticated perfumed, designer shoe clad commuters...

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Sep 14, 2017 - Milano

It was a short drive to Milan from Verona under cloudy skies. By the time we reached Milan mountain tops were showing themselves. We followed Clio into the city and found a hotel ...Campion...adjacent to the underground. After we settled in we took the underground to the Duomo Station. We went first to see Castello Sforzesco. We strolled through the grounds, had a look at Napoleon's great city plans, walked back across the busy streets to the pedestrian only street and along to the Duomo. From in front we caught the B line hop on/hop off...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Milano!

Sept. 13/17 - [x] Milano. Arrival in Milan via Frankfurt courtesy of Lufthansa as easy as can be expected although exhausted as usual to start exploring this fascinating city. A very good idea to de-jetlag here. A very bad idea to celebrate arrrival with a large Campari Spritz with proseco in the piazza on an empty stomach & no sleep. After very nearly re-enacting the infamous 'mateus rosee incident of 1983, giddy Marilyn is guided back to our lovely courtyard inn by her amused gallant husband. Fully recovered the next day and able to enjoy...

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