Victory lap

Friday was our last day in Florence as we were leaving Saturday morning. We did so much in Italy, had so much fun, took so many awesome photos (I’ve 2,400 after deleting all the junk — 700 are uploaded to the web site here in this series)… well, I felt it was time for a victory lap.

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Florence walking tour

Random photos from a walking tour (from the Rick Steves’ Florence book) that we did in the afternoon, on the south side of the Arno river. Lots of neat shops (like the chandilier repair shop) and artisans. There’s also a photo in here of the Trattoria 4 Leoni where we later had, one of the best meals of the entire trip. Just off the charts, wow.

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Galileo Museum in Florence

Thursday in Florence we took the time to duck into the Galileo Museum which was just a couple blocks from the Piazza Signoria. Really neat museum, hardly any other visitors there, and well worth the time.

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The Grand Canal of Venice

We took a taxi ride up the grand canal from St. Mark’s square to “The Ghetto”. The canal is the bustling main thoroughfare of Venice.

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Photos from Murano, Venice

Almost every shop and glass producer has a ‘no fotos’ sign. So these are just some general photos of Venice and some photos from the vaperatto to Murano.

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