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Santa Croce | Largest Franciscan Church in the World

Santa Croce Santa Croce Church was built in the 14th-century and is the largest Franciscan church in the world.  Decorated with centuries of precious art it holds the tombs of great Florentine’s. Don’t let the 8€ entry fee deter you; it will be the best money you spend that day! Plan to spend a few hours as there is so much to take in. This church has so many treasures, sculptures, paintings, tombs, frescoes. The facade […]

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La Jolla, CA
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La Jolla, CA | Fun in the Sun Celebrating July 4th

La Jolla, CA La Jolla, CA (California, USA) is the place to go for vacation when I want to go to the beach. It is a hilly seaside community within the city of San Diego, Southern California and occupies 7-miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean. You can find the location here:  https://goo.gl/maps/UuwGUa7YWLq It is an area of sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. Sea lions are all over this area and found sunning themselves on […]

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The Bargello National Museum
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Visit The Bargello National Museum | Florence

The Bargello National Museum The Bargello Museum is located in the Palazzo del Bargello and is one of the oldest buildings in Florence dating back to 1255. Initially, the building was the headquarters of the Capitano del Popolo (Captain of the People) and later of the Podestà. In the sixteenth century, the building became the residence of the Bargello and was used as a prison during the entire 18th century. The word bargello appears to come from the late Latin bargillus meaning “castle” or […]

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Gelato Festival
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Gelato Festival 2017 Europe | Participating in the Fun

Gelato Festival 2017 – Europe The Gelato festival first started in 2010 to celebrate the Florentine origins of ice cream. We were so lucky to be in Florence and participated in this years event. It was held in Piazza Michelangelo. It was a windy day but it was worth it and, we arrived before the crowds came! The cost was 15€ for one entry and 25€ for two. Not too bad when you consider how much gelato […]

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Ponte Vecchio Bridge
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Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) | Florence

The Ponte Vecchio The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is found in Florence, Italy and spans over the narrowest point of the Arno River. The bridge is made of wood and stone and dates back to the Roman era. It is about 32 meters wide (105 feet) and spans about 30 meters (98 feet) in length. Due to flooding, the bridge underwent at least two reconstructions. It is quite well preserved because the bridge is held […]

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4th largest cathedral in the world
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4th Largest Cathedral in World | Florence, Italy

4th Largest Cathedral in World The 4th largest cathedral in the world is located in Florence Italy. Florence’s cathedral is the fourth largest in the world after Saint Peter’s (Rome), Saint Paul’s (London), and the Duomo in Milan (Italy). The cathedral stands tall over the city in Piazza del Duomo with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. You can recognize this dome from anywhere in the city. The cathedral is named in honor […]

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