The Bandierai of the Uffizi in Florence, Italy, the throwing of the flag, event, ouritalianjourney.com, https://ouritalianjourney.com/bandierai-uffizi-florence
Italy, One-Year Adventure

The Bandierai of the Uffizi | Florence, Italy

The Bandierai of the Uffizi – Flag Throwing!   Gary and I actually got to see The Bandierai of the Uffizi throwing of the flags when we were in Florence this May. We arrived in Florence at the end of April and there is a fantastic publication, The Florentine which is published each month in English. We went to the Information Office, forgetting that the published copy doesn’t get released until the first Thursday of […]

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Grocery Shopping in Italy, what you need to know, https://ouritalianjourney.com/grocery-shopping-italy
Food, General Info, Italy

Grocery Shopping in Italy

Grocery Shopping in Italy   Gary and I enjoy grocery shopping in Italy as it is truly an event all its own. There are rules to be followed or you might get the “evil eye” from some fellow shoppers and perhaps the employees too. We try very hard to comply with the unwritten rules.   This post contains affiliate links. Our Italian Journey will receive a small commission from purchases made through links at no […]

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Colosseum, ouritalianjourney.com
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Colosseum | A Look at a Roman Icon

The Colosseum   During our 90-day stay in Rome which kicked-off our one-year journey, we tried to see the Colosseum several times but the lines were just crazy. They were actually around the entire structure and something we were not willing to do. We had actually seen this ruin on a previous trip to Italy several years ago. After all, it was cold and we were going to be in Rome until the end of […]

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Italy, One-Year Adventure, Travel

Revealing Hidden Treasures in Santa Maria Maggorie

Santa Maria Maggorie There are over 25 churches in Rome dedicated to Mary, Santa Maria Maggorie is the largest Marian Catholic Church in Rome. Roman Marian churches are a religious building dedicated to the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. No Catholic church can be honored with the title of “basilica” unless by an apostolic grant. St. Mary Major (Maggorie) is one of the only four churches that hold the title of  “major basilica.” The […]

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One year journey through Italy, Months 7&8, ouritalianjourney.com
Italy, One-Year Adventure, Travel

Months 7 & 8 | 1-Year Adventure in Italy

Are we Already at Months 7 & 8? I’m not sure why time is flying by so fast and why we are already in Italy for months 7 & 8 of our year-long adventure. The days seem sometimes to run together and I actually forget what day of the week it is. These last two months have been as wonderful as the previous ones. I truly have to stop and realize how lucky we are […]

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