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Re: The Empire Strikes Back: McDonalds sues Florence

GarryRF ·
And rightly so too ! The smell of a fast food establishment hits you before the visuals. The litter it creates and the smell of people who insist on eating - on the hoof - as they visit palaces of art is an abomination !!
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Re: Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Ron B. ·
Just there myself. Phone's battery running low, so pix are limited. A shop's window. On the way to Ponte Vecchio with a friend who bought two enormous gold rings.
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Re: Bologna: a Wonderful City to Walk Around

Ron B. ·
Some of my pix from a couple of years ago
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

Former Member ·
There are places in Verona in which you can still see the Roman cart wheel ruts cut into the paving stones. We found that evocative and fascinating. Seeing physical evidence while on vacation from ages past gives the expression "time trip" new meaning.
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PHeymont ·
True...Verona is one of those cities where you can feel past and present in the same moment. It's a bit like the Allen Ginsberg quote that reflects my fascination with Paris: "You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden."
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PortMoresby ·
For garden lovers, one of the best-preserved renaissance gardens in Italy, the Giardini Giusti: http://www.zainoo.com/en/italy...rona/giardini-giusti
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

rbciao ·
Verona was definitely a highlight of our 2012 pilgrimage to the "old country." The city was modern and old at the same time. People watching in the Piazza Bra was like having a peak into the living room of the Veronese. It seems like a place on a secondary travel network: like a place to go after you've seen the "big 3." This trip was a return after not stopping here since 1982 and we were very pleased. The sites were interesting, the people were friendly, and the gelato was first-rate.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

HistoryDigger ·
Italian meditation levitation. Wow!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, believe the special trick relates to a magical flying carpet the top one is sitting on....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

Travel Rob ·
That was too amazing of a trick for me not to look up how they did it! Although looking up the answer only left me with more questions about the amazing buskers you saw! http://www.randi.org/site/inde...on-with-physics.html
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

rbciao ·
I remember seeing those two buskers during our time in Verona in August, 2012. They did present a very creative look in a land of creative street entertainers. Verona was a fantastic place for us to kick back and do not too much. Piazza Bra in the evening was like watching the Veronese living room in action. Many nights we would take our gelato to the steps across and to the left of the restaurant section and just watch the world pass by. This was during the Opera season, which brought many...
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Changing Trains in La Serenissima

PortMoresby ·
  My English friend and I left the beautiful apartment on the Anfiteatro in Lucca , she home to Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, and I toward Budapest and my old friends with a guesthouse near the famous synagogue.  I was treating myself to...
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Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PHeymont ·
  Verona from the hills, looking toward St. Anastasia and the Ponte Pietra   My visit to Verona last summer was almost an accident—but a lucky one. It wasn’t on the original plan for our three weeks in Northern Italy, but online...
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September 14, 2017: Cars Land, Disney California Adventure Park

Ottoman ·
Inspired by the Disney·Pixar franchise "Cars", Disney brings Radiator Springs to life in "Cars Land" at Disney California Adventure Park.
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Seeing the World's Game at a Local Stadium - Palermo Football

Jonathan L ·
A longtime soccer fan, Jonathan L has an exciting afternoon sitting with the locals at an important game in Palermo.
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Sansepolcro, Italy—Home to Renaissance Art Treasures

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones visits a small Tuscan city with a beautiful cathedral and a small but important museum.
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Rome will rebuild Colosseum floor, may host events

PHeymont ·
  Rome's Colosseum, the giant arena where gladiators fought and mock naval battles were staged has been without a floor since the 19th century. That's about to change, as Rome has earmarked over €18 million to restore the floor.   The...
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Want a stamp? Italy is looking to sell the post office!

PHeymont ·
In a move mirroring actions by other countries, including Germany and the UK, Italy is planning to sell off its national post office system, Poste Italiane. The goal is to turn an asset into €3.4 billion (about $3.75 billion) in cash to pay down...
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Italy accused of 'fake' restoration in Roman Forum

PHeymont ·
The scene of the crime, so to speak: The Roman Forum with worksite    Photo: Corriere della Sera   Hot words are flying over use of "inappropriate" materials in a project to restore a 2000-year-old monument that's part of the Forum in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 17, 2014: San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, across the canal from Piazza San Marco, sits this beautiful cathedral, one of the iconic symbols of Venice.  The church was built by the Benedictine order between 1566 and 1610....
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La Dolce Vita (Part 1) Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
(Interior of the Colosseum, revealing tunnels below the floor) One of the challenges in crafting these blog posts is deciding how to best convey my impressions of a travel destination. How to best discuss a city as fascinating and historic as...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 2) Rome: A City in Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
(Overview of the city, viewed from "Rome from the Sky") I'd previously discussed the old Roman Ruins, which you can read about here. After the fall of the Roman Empire around 500 A.D., Rome entered a dark age that lasted a thousand years. ...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 4) Firenze (Florence)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo)  It’s hard to imagine a prettier setting for an historic city than the heart of Tuscany; that’s where you’ll find Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (Grand Canal, Salut Church, Old Custom House) So it was finally our time to visit the legendary travel destination of Venice.  With increasing excitement we journeyed from Florence through Tuscany and finally over the long...
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Dolce Vita (Part 7) Padova (Padua)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Padova -- Piazza Dei Signori) There are several good day trips one can make from Venice, one of the easiest being to the fun small city of Padova (which we Anglophiles often call Padua).  The city is an easy half hour train ride from...
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Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
There are hundreds of amazing places in the Canadian Rockies.  Beautiful lakes and rivers, wonderful mountain peaks and breath-taking vistas from high alpine meadows.  Yoho National Park, in eastern British Columbia, straddles the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

PHeymont ·
Streetcorner buskers are a common sight in many cities, especially those with a tourist trade. There are singers, dancers, dressed-up cartoon characters, and living statues. And once in a while, a real puzzler. We saw these two on the edge of Piazza...
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Cardinals protest Vatican McDonalds

PHeymont ·
A McDonalds due to open on the ground floor of a Vatican building in which several cardinals live has stirred them to protest.
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The Empire Strikes Back: McDonalds sues Florence

PHeymont ·
Stung by Florence's refusal of a McDonald's opposite the city's Cathedral, the burger empire is suing the city.
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Italy goes after beach hogs with €200 fines

PHeymont ·
Italian authorities taking stronger action against people who "reserve" beach spots for hours before using them.
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Bologna: a Wonderful City to Walk Around

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk along the porticoed streets of Bologna.
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Dozza, Italy: City of Art and History

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Dozza, Italy. Home to a biennial art festival and a medieval castle
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Ferrara: Wonderful historic buildings and a castle

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Ferrara to visit a medieval castle and beautiful streets, even in the rain.
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Savoring the Flavor of Miami

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some excellent suggestions on how to enjoy your time in Miami.
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July 31, 2019: Prato della Valle, Padua, Italy

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares a view of one of the bridges leading to Italy's largest public square.
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Padua: Wonderful art, history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Padua, Italy
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Apr. 21, 2019: Picci Family Carousel, Florence, Italy

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a ride aboard an antique carousel in Florence Italy
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Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L has fallen in love with Florence, and its possibilities for walking.
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May 19, 2019: The Picci Carousel at night, Florence, Italy

Jonathan L ·
A spectacular and historic part of Florence's life, in a brilliant night scene.
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Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us away from the crowds, on a visit of two smaller galleries in Florence
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Verona: Visit for the Sights, but Skip Juliet

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us through Verona, trying to avoid the crowds on a national holiday.
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Bergamo, Italy: Jewel of Lombardy

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes us on a loving tour of Bergamo, Italy and its food as well.
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beautiful Gallerie Victor Emanuelle, the oldest and most beautiful shopping mall in Milan.
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The 'Backstreets' of Venice

PHeymont ·
Away from such famous sights as St Mark's and the Rialto Bridge, Venice lives an everyday life along smaller streets and backwater canals.
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East Texas Oil Museum, Kilgore

Marilyn Jones ·
When oil was first discovered in East Texas, it changed life for everyone. Marilyn Jones takes us to see what the Oil Boom looked like.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 5, 2014: Opera, Larger than Life

PHeymont ·
Verona, Italy, has one of the most spectacular opera houses in the world: the ancient Roman amphitheatre in the center of the old city, surrounded by the pedestrian spaces of Piazza Bra. It's also surrounded by its scenery, which sits out in the...
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A Bridge to Everywhere

PHeymont ·
  Paris: Pont Neuf at night   Every place we travel has its landmarks, and for nearly every city on a significant river, at least some of those landmarks turn out to be bridges.   Unlike statues and monuments, they’re (almost...
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Italian ski resorts: Get insurance or pay for rescue

PHeymont ·
Italian ski resorts, faced with rising costs and declining subsidies, have warned skiiers: If your insurance doesn't cover your rescue, you'll have to pay for it.   The warning covers resorts in a number of areas in the Alto Adige, Trentino and...
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Archeologists complain: Italy is burying its past

PHeymont ·
As laws change in Italy to favor development over preservation, archaeologists worry that the country's ancient heritage is being lost.
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Bronze Age village found under a Roman city

PHeymont ·
At Aquileia, once one of Europe's key market towns and a World Heritage site, archaeologists have found remains of a large Bronze Age village.
 
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