Monthly Archives: November 2022

Tour of Italy: Florence – Covid Tests and David

There were two significant events on our minds as we arrived in Florence. Seeing Michelangelo’s David and taking the Covid test required for travel back into the US. In May 2022, testing positive meant quarantine in Florence.  Our hotel room … Continue reading

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Tour of Italy: Pisa and Villa Machiavelli

Pisa was an important port on the Mediterranean in the 12th century. Construction on a bell tower began in 1173.   Unfortunately, the land was marshy and the tower started leaning after the third floor was added.  We were told … Continue reading

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Tour of Italy: Lake Como

Our next destination was famous Lake Como.  It is a lovely lake surrounded by elegant villas and green mountains. We were reminded repeatedly that George Clooney and his family live on Lake Como but we did not see them.  We … Continue reading

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