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the grandeur that is Firenze!!

With its bustling marketplaces, leather shops, abundant gift stores, museums, statues, and gelato options, Florence had something for everybody.  

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Narrow Walkway

Narrow Walkway

The climb up and down the Duomo and the Tower were in narrow stairwells.

A Narrow Stairway in the Duomo

A Narrow Stairway in the Duomo

We're Part of the Way There!!

We're Part of the Way There!!

"We've Got to Be Near the To...UGH!!"

"We've Got to Be Near the To...UGH!!"

We Climbed a LOT of Steps!!!

We Climbed a LOT of Steps!!!

But The Climb Was Worth It!

But The Climb Was Worth It!

An Overview of the City from a Different Angle

An Overview of the City from a Different Angle

A View from the Top

A View from the Top

The Duomo

The Duomo

The People Look Like Ants!

The People Look Like Ants!

An Overview of Florence from the Tower

An Overview of Florence from the Tower

A Street Artist with Some Talent

A Street Artist with Some Talent

Europe Had LOTS of Bikes!

Europe Had LOTS of Bikes!

A Unique Cat & Dog Chess Set in a Gift Shop

A Unique Cat & Dog Chess Set in a Gift Shop

An Irish Pub in Italy

An Irish Pub in Italy

Anybody Want Some Chicken??

Anybody Want Some Chicken??

For sale in the Mercado of Florence

The Owner of the Restaurant of Our Group Meal

The Owner of the Restaurant of Our Group Meal

Our Next Group Dinner

Our Next Group Dinner

Nate Eagerly Anticipating His Dinner

Nate Eagerly Anticipating His Dinner

Some of the Youngins Eating Gelato

Some of the Youngins Eating Gelato

Nate in the Plaza with Neptune

Nate in the Plaza with Neptune

Perseus with the Head of Medusa

Perseus with the Head of Medusa

Our Ticket to Fun!

Our Ticket to Fun!

The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

A Madonna

A Madonna

A Madonna Icon

A Madonna Icon

Our Hotel in Florence

Our Hotel in Florence

They do laundry here for you, by the way.

Souvenir Shopping After Dark

Souvenir Shopping After Dark

Sunflowers!

Sunflowers!

The route from Florence to Rome had many sunflower fields

Orvieto

Orvieto

A wonderful smaller city we stopped at along the way.

Orvieto Cathedral

Orvieto Cathedral

Inside of the Orvieto Cathedral

Inside of the Orvieto Cathedral

A Stunning View

A Stunning View

This was taken from the "old town" portion of Orvieto overlooking the valley and the newer portion of the city.

AND KEEP IT COMING!!!

From Inspector Clouseau's little truck to glorious Baroque splendor to fried pizza, the camera didn't get a rest!

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