Siena, Tuscany, Italy 12/2013

February 16, 2014

On the way to Rome, Siena had never really been on Gary’s main wish list but so many people raved about it we had to check it out. Like Florence, there were a lot of things to see, so we again had to make a careful selection. As it turned out everything of most importance […]

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy 12/2013

February 13, 2014

After our pleasant stay in San Gimignano, the romantic City of Florence, or as the Italians call it, “Firenze”, was actually out of our way, but with its reputation for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, according to Forbes, it was worth the short drive back north. Florence is considered the […]

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Volterra, Tuscany, Italy 12/2013

February 10, 2014

Heading south out of the enchanting town of San Gimignano, we couldn’t resist a quick stop in Volterra to visit its Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, with thousands of funeral urns dating back to the Hellenistic and Archaic periods. Main attractions are the bronze statuette “Shadow of the Night” and the sculpted effigy of an Etruscan couple […]

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San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy 12/2013

February 8, 2014

Christmas 2013 We’re playing catch up again. In case you wondered where we were and what we did for Christmas, here’s a brief report. Leaving Pisa behind us we followed secondary roads through beautiful Tuscany of Italy. The scenery was truly everything we could have expected from this famous region, even in wintertime. Chief navigator […]

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Pisa, Tuscany, Italy 12/2013

February 6, 2014

With our water leak fixed and the assurance we would have a warm Christmas with hot water, we headed east and crossed into Italy. Our first stop was the famous town Pisa, which much to Monika’s annoyance I continued to call it Pizza. Certainly on the short list of things we had to see in […]

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Merry Christmas 2013

December 24, 2013

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, FAR AND NEAR WE HAVE ARRIVED IN TUSCANY, ITALY FROM WHERE WE WISH YOU A WONDERFUL MERRY CHRISTMAS. GARY AND MONIKA THE TURTLE EXPEDITION, UNLTD. Across the miles we send this wish
 for a Christmas full of cheer, And love, luck and happiness
 for a healthy New Year!

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