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 😛 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 🙂 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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