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Two nights in Florence, two in Assisi and four in Rome.
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Italy is part of Europe! ... Some people think it's shaped like a boot, but once you get there you can't tell.
Does it still look like a boot!
Fifty of us; most flying together out of JFK in NYC Thursday evening, Feb 12th. ... Due to an airport strike in Paris, however, we all got redirected on various flights, hopefully all ending up in Florence by Friday evening.
Three of the four DiBernardo sisters on our trip (and one brother-in-law).
Our overnight flight; many of us now heading to Frankfurt, Germany. ... The stewards let us watch TV all night long!
Joined by Sr. Jeannine now in Frankfurt.
I'm the good-looking guy on the right! - though there could be other good-looking people. :)
A few of us here, taking bus to plane, got on a direct flight to Florence; others had to fly to Munich first, or Zurich, or even Bologna, then driving to Florence.
Italians prefer to Firenze to Florence - whatever. ... Yep, we're in the Tuscany region.
Whew, our Grand Hotel Mediterraneo at last, mid-afternoon Friday.
From roof of hotel: right of center, a standout view of the Florence Cathedral, the Duomo, where I am about to head.
Equestrians have the right-of-way.
Some illustrious dude, and a good place for pigeons to hang out.
It took me almost forever to line them all up!
Front of church is off to the right.
The Baptistery in front of the church, currently covered for renovation.
The famous Lorenzo Ghiberti door to the Baptistery - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Baptistery
[I believe this is actually a copy in place during the renovation. .. There are many copies around the world.]
Two links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Cathedral ...