Nov

21

Firenze Market

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Had all these photos from the weekend food market in Florence and I wish I could be there to go grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. Missed out on this fig tart. Really want to learn how to make my own salami, I saw this episode on Diners drive ins and dives once where he went to [...]

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Nov

22

Savoy Front

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The small restaurant/cafe/cocktail bar in front of the hotel I was staying in (Hotel Savoy) was my last stop before heading to Venice- it was here that I had post-Luisaviaroma-shopping-regrets…thoughts which were easily washed away after glasses of champagne- that is, until a random fly tried to get in on it. …and this is where [...]

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Nov

17

Murano Glass

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If you come to Venice one common thing to do is visit Murano. Murano is a specialized area where they work on glass blowing crafts. This craft dates back to the 7th century and Murano one of Venice’s oldest ports. It is a 40 minute boat ride from the central district, tucked away from …

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Nov

12

Oysters and Etc.

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There were two dishes I ate on repeat here in Venice. Black squid ink pasta and Clam Pasta. Squid ink pasta has a unique, mucky flavor- I can’t quite describe it in words but for some reason I had strong cravings for it in Venice. This place that I ate at below is …

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Nov

10

Venice, in no particular order..

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I had a quick thought about riding the Gondola while in Venice, is it equivalent to riding the Horse Carriages in Central Park of NYC? No big deal I loved how the descending steps lead directly into water. Two things I learned in Venice; the world’s first “ghetto” started here, and the use of the [...]

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Nov

04

Metropole Hotel, Venice

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After leaving the station I got on a water taxi to get to my hotel. I arrived in Venice late at night. Now I don’t know why water taxis in Venice look like limousines. This isn’t a “nice” water taxi or anything, this is just what the water taxis look like in Venice. Don’t …

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Nov

03

Wifi Metropole

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Stayed in Florence for 4 days, then headed up north to Venice-still not done with Florence/Bologna posts but I’ll get back to them later. What can I say about Venice? It’s like Waterworld…. Disneyworld for Adults…or the perfect place to eat squid ink pasta everyday?

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Nov

02

A la Fiorentine

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You might wonder why I am posting like a crazy person…I am still trying to get through a huge load of posts from my trip, just realized that I went a little too crazy with my camera and now I haven’t even broken into 1/4 of the photos I took so I still have a [...]

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Nov

01

Lineappelle Bologna

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I am not one to take “vacations” and in the beginning this trip to Italy was solely for work. I decided to take about 2 weeks off for myself but the main reason for coming to Italy was to go to Lineappelle. Lineappelle is a bi-annual event where Italian vendors gather in a huge arena [...]

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Oct

29

Il Pomodoro, Naples, Italy

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Before I got to Florence & Bologna I had to leave Ischia and go to Naples again because the main train station is in Naples, but before I got on the Eurostar I was ravenous- all I did most mornings was drink espresso or coffee..My friend had suggested this place for lunch called “Il Pomodoro” [...]

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