Bronze Wild Boar, Florence, Italy
Places to Visit

Bronze Pig Fountain, Florence, Italy

The Bronze Pig | Florence, Italy The Bronze Pig Fountain or Il Porcellino, as the Italians call him, means “the little pig” and he sits to the side of the Mercato Nuovo in Florence, Italy. This statue, however is really of a wild boar, or cinghiale in Italian. He supposedly brings good luck when visitors rub his snout (hence the shiny part) and slides a coin from his mouth. If the water washes the coin from […]

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Florence recommendation

Florence Restaurants

Florence Restaurant Recommendations   Trattoria Katti via Faenza, 31 r Florence, IT +39 055 219305 We have eaten here many, many times on our 2017 trip for both lunch and dinner. When you go, ask for Francesca. She speaks English pretty well and enjoys helping me with my Italian. LOVE that she made us feel so special.   Yellow Bar via del Proconsolo 39/R 50122 Florence, IT +39 055 211766 We’ve eaten there several […]

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our italian journey
General Info, Travel

Our Second 90-Day Adventure Update

Second 90-Day Adventure We have changed our plans and are not staying in Bari on the Adriatic Sea for our first 45-days of this second 90-day adventure trip. When you are traveling, you have to be able to react and be able to change to unforeseen situations. Gary and I could have found another apartment in Bari but when we walked around that evening, it was just not for us. First off, it is a […]

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Archiginnasio Palace
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Inside Archiginnasio Palace, Bologna

The Archiginnasio Palace Teatro Anatomico in the Palazzo dell’ Archiginnasio Inside the Archiginnasio Palace is the Teatro Anatomico Theater and the Archiginnasio Library. This building is used by the University of Bologna and its students. Just walking up the stairs into this square hallway are beautiful frescoes and sculptures from the past. It makes you stop and think who walked these halls before you. The Archiginnasio Palace, the first permanent seat of the ancient University of Bologna, […]

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Ca' Rezzonico
Places to Visit

Ca’ Rezzonico Palace, Venice

Ca’ Rezzonico Palace Ca’ Rezzonico Palace is a palace or “palazzo” located on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro section of Venice, Italy. Today, it is a public museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice. This palace offers a look into what living in a grand Venetian home was like in the last days of the grand Republic. It’s a splendid backdrop for a collection of period paintings with works by, Tiepolo, Guardi, and Longhi, with furniture, tapestries, and artifacts—including […]

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Reggio Emilia
Places to Visit

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia is a city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. It has about 170,000 inhabitants and is the main comune of the Province of Reggio Emilia. It is just south of Parma and north of Bologna on the same train line. We took the train from Parma to Reggio Emilia which was only one stop away. Cost of the round trip per person; €6 round trip. Not bad for a day trip. […]

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