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Day 10: Venezia

On our last day in Italy, we went to the Peggy Guggenheim exhibit. She was a patron of the arts. Peggy Guggenheim’s parents died in the Titanic. Her daughter added to her exhibit and starred in an art show at the … Continue reading

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Day 9: Venezia

First thing in the morning, we took a boat out to Murano and we saw all the little shops which had Murano glass and then saw them actually blowing glass. Then we went to Lido, which is a beach island … Continue reading

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Day 8: Venezia

After taking another train to Venice, we went to our hotel: the Hotel Villa Rosa. The best part of this hotel was that there was a hotel dog ready to greet all of us. We walked around Venice and went … Continue reading

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Day 7: Siena and Firenze

We took a day trip to Siena today. Siena was one of the prettiest cities in Italy in my opinion. It was so small and charming. While there we saw the Duomo di Siena. It combined French Gothic ,Tuscan Romanesque architecture, … Continue reading

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Day 6: Firenze

First we had an early morning appointment to see the statue of David in the Academia. On the way there we lost about half the group due to the marathon going on in Florence that day, “Run like a Deejay.” … Continue reading

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Day 5: Firenze

We went to the Uffizi Gallery Museum where no pictures were allowed. There we saw a lot of Botticelli’s art work including The Birth of Venus and La Primavera. The museum consisted of countless Madonna with child paintings all portrayed … Continue reading

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Day 4: Firenze

We left the Hotel in Rome by Train to get to the Hotel Byron in Florence. The hotel was much nicer here. We have our own beds and a bigger bathroom. Score! We first walked for lunch at Pino’s. Then … Continue reading

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Day 3: Roma

First thing in the morning, we visited the inside of the great Saint Peter’s Church. I personally was very disappointed with St. Peter’s because I thought I was going to feel something there that I didn’t really get. Maybe because … Continue reading

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Day 2: Roma

Today we visited the Vatican and multiple Churches We also stood outside Saint Peter’s and got blessed by the Pope. I’m not Catholic but it was a great experience none the less. The Architecture outside was so beautiful and well … Continue reading

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Day 1: Roma

Well we started off our amazing adventure with our 7 hour plane ride from Pittsburgh to Paris, then Paris to Rome. Then I was able to watch The Hobbit on a mini television and then we flew over Ireland. As … Continue reading

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