Monthly Archives: October 2011

Italy ~ San Gimignano ~ D7

We did not spend¬†a lot of time in San Gimignano. I vaguely remember that it is famous for its towers. It’s strange that what I remember most vividly is the shop selling the best gelato in the world ūüėõ and … Continue reading

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Italy ~ Siena ~ D7

We took a day trip to Siena and San Gimignano, cities in Tuscany near Florence. It was a beautiful day to visit these quaint towns – both charming in their own ways. On a beautiful day, pictures turned out beautiful … Continue reading

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Italy ~ Florence ~ Day 6

I have been wanting to share a video taken during the parade that celebrated¬†the 150th anniversary of the unification of¬† Italy.¬†If you have¬†read my earlier press, we chanced upon the parade that took place at Piazza della Signoria. It’s similar … Continue reading

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Italy ~ Florence ~ Pisa ~ Day 6

We did not know that Day 6 (17 March 2011) was a public holiday in Italy to celebrate the 150th¬†anniversary of¬†the unification of¬† Italy ( I found out only after I came back to Singapore). The hotel receptionist told us … Continue reading

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Italy ~ Florence ~ Day 5

We left Rome for Florence on a rainy morning. It’s strange how Rome had left a ‘wet weather’ mark on me (before the trip, I have always imagine it will be ‘hot’).¬†Adieu Rome, adieu Franklin hotel ūüôā We took a … Continue reading

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Italy ~ Rome ~ Day 4

Today, I knocked off on time , second¬†day in a row. I ran 3KM yesterday. Wanted to run today but was held back by the weather (it looks like it was going to storm). So I decided to continue to … Continue reading

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Italy ~ Rome ~ Day 3

Most of Day 3 was spent in the Vatican City, the smallest ‘country’ in the world (even has its own post-office, where I sent a card from Vatican City to Singapore). It was where things started to fall into place … Continue reading

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