Monthly Archives: April 2011

My Second Day in Rome

April 29 I am sitting in the peaceful serene garden at the convent where I am staying, and it is a welcome scene after spending the day yesterday walking all over Rome and the Vatican. Everything is blooming and I … Continue reading

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Rome

April 28 I arrived at the Rome Termini train station at 3:30 and took a taxi to the address I had for the convent I would be staying in during my time in Rome. The street was via Settembre 20 … Continue reading

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Last Day in Siena

Wednesday April 27 Last Day in Siena I am sitting alone on a terrace at the back of my hotel writing. It is such a peaceful setting, the birds are chirping, it is a little cool, and I hear some … Continue reading

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Another Experience at the Italian Post Office

Wednesday April 27 I thought I had the post office figured out but apparently not. This morning I went to buy a box, and apparently was in the wrong line, because after I reached the window, the clerk informed me … Continue reading

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The Montepulciano Experience

Tuesday April 26 Montepulciano was wonderful and yes it was worth the chaotic and time-consuming transportation methods to arrive there. Since Tuscany is a region of hills, there frequently is no easy way to reach some of these small towns … Continue reading

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Back to Florence

Monday April 25 Today is a holiday in Italy as the Italians know how to extend the Easter holiday to include Easter Monday, or La Pasquetta. Official offices and many shops are closed and the trains and buses run on … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday in Italy

Easter Sunday April 24 I had breakfast in my hotel with some Americans I had met previously, and for Easter or Pasqua,along with the normal breakfast foods, was a plate of cut chocolates. What a nice touch. I went to … Continue reading

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Italian Soccer

Friday April 22 It was early Friday evening and I was in my hotel room, when I heard a lot of noise outside, as though someone was announcing something on a loudspeaker. It was Good Friday in Italy and there … Continue reading

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San Gimignano

Friday April 22 I had planned to do nothing today except a few errands, but once I completed those, and it wasn’t even 10am, I opted to go to San Gimignano. It was another gorgeous day, and my feet don’t … Continue reading

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Firenze and Fiesole

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Thursday April 21 Before 9am I was on the bus to Firenze, an hour and 15 minute ride with views of the Tuscan countryside. Bellissimo! Once I arrived in Florence I made my way to the Duomo and bought a … Continue reading

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