Four cities in a week is not for the average traveler but far better than just 'arriving' at my first assignment.
Later this month you can follow my 7 towns off the Beaten Track
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|The countryside of Assisi on a cloudy day|
|Inside the cloisters of St Frances: asked the American working there what they use the massive building for|
|In the central square of Assisi|
|On the vaporetto you can not WEAR your back pack. NOW I know why that woman was yelling at me!|
|Canal entrance to a private home|
|Masks to change your identity|
|A quiet moment for the gondoliers|
|On very trip, the gondolas are parked here. Have wondered if it is for the perfect photo op?|
|Colors and textures are all over Italy. A different way to observe a city.|
|Often the BEST part of my trips are the moments I stop and live Italian.|
At the end of my alley was café/kiosk. Sitting here in the sun with NO other tourists.
|Visiting a residential area of Venice. It is laundry day!|
|A former gondola offers fresh produce in the neighborhood.|
|Venice is the PERFECT location to add to my collections of 'reflections' photos|
|Not far from my guest house is a gondola 'repair shop'|
|The smallest coffee/drink stand I have ever seen|
|During Easter the oxen bring a special cart to the Duomo. The expressions says to me: This hat? Really?|
Unusual signs are all over Firenze. I am still trying to translate tis one.
Sitting in the sun in the Boboli Gardens. On Easter many of the important sites were FREE and very well attended.