Italy

IMG_6706Bologna

Visited: August 2022 – 1 day

Bologna is located in northern Italy and has several nicknames associated with some of the key features of the city. The most common of which are: la Dotta (“the learned one”, since Bologna has the oldest university in the world), la Rossa (“the red one”, in reference to the red tiled rooftops in the historical centre) and la Grassa (“the fat one”, because of all the delicious Italian cuisine).

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IMG_6706Florence

Visited: August 2022 – 3 days

Florence is located in central Italy and is the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and became a major artistic, cultural, political and economic center in Europe. Florence is home to some of the best renaissance art and architecture in the world and contains many museums and art galleries to highlight its history.

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IMG_6706San Gimignano

Visited: August 2022 – 1 day

San Gimignano is a charming town located on a hilltop in the Tuscany countryside. It is known as the Town of Fine Towers. During medieval times, seventy two tower-houses were built by rich families to showcase their wealth. Today, only fourteen remain. Encircled by an ancient wall, San Gimignano also contains other medieval architecture and provides sweeping views of the surrounding area.

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IMG_6706Siena

Visited: August 2022 – 1 day

Siena is a charming medieval city located in the hilly countryside of central Tuscany. It’s surrounded by an ancient wall and features a maze of narrow cobblestone streets and historic squares. It is best known for its stunning architecture, medieval art, delicious cuisine and for hosting the Palio horse race twice a year.

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IMG_6706Venice

Visited: August 2022 – 2 days

Venice is located in northern Italy and is commonly referred to as the floating city, the city of canals and the city of water. It was built on 118 small islands in the Adriatic Sea and is connected by numerous canals and bridges. Instead of cars, there are only small boats and gondolas to get around. In addition to its scenic waterways and beautiful bridges, Venice is also famous for its architecture and art.

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