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WebmasterJohn
01-08-2012, 01:34 PM
Kevin asked me to repost these here so those of us going on the May Viva Italia trip can get excited. Like we need an excuse.

These are from Part 1 of our Adventure.....Rome:

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Our Hotel in Rome

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The Trevi Fountain

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On our way to the Pantheon from the Trevi Fountain we walked through a small mall. This Christmas decoration seemed to catch everyone's eye.

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The Pantheon

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Christmas Market in Rome

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Disney is everywhere!!!!

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St. Peter's Square.....empty.

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Inside St. Peter's

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The Pieta

WebmasterJohn
01-08-2012, 04:38 PM
More pictures. Day 2 - Tuscanny (Orvieto & Florence).

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The Tuscan countryside on our way out of Rome.

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A random street in Orvieto. I was enchanted.....

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Our 'major' purchase this trip - a vase in Orvieto. It stands about 3 feet tall and is gorgeous!!!

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Piazza di Signoria - steps from our hotel in Florence.

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Florence in the rain on Christmas Eve.

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An almost empty Academia. You're not supposed to take pictures in here so I have no idea how this one got in with ours :goodvibes

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A wonderful cafe we found right next to the Florence leather market. I want to live here!!! It was called Trattoria San Lorenzo.

MinnieGarden
01-08-2012, 05:11 PM
Thanks for sharing! The photo of the vase is enough to make me want to go! :lovestruc

k5jmh
01-08-2012, 05:13 PM
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A wonderful cafe we found right next to the Florence leather market. I want to live here!!! It was called Trattoria San Lorenzo.

I love the phone on the wall. I want one!

mikelan6
01-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Very nice pics! Thanks for sharing.

JWren1234
01-08-2012, 06:20 PM
I love the look of the cafe in Florence!

Jason

apurplebrat
01-08-2012, 07:02 PM
I love the look of the cafe in Florence!

Jason


Me too!! I can't wait!! :upsidedow

Chropistopy
01-09-2012, 07:31 AM
Makes me even more excited for the trip. Thanks for posting the pictures, John!

WebmasterJohn
01-09-2012, 08:12 AM
I love the phone on the wall. I want one!

I never noticed the phone - I was mesmerized by the giant proscuitto!!!!

I also never noticed the stuff for sale on the shelves to the right.

Who wants to join us for lunch there?

Chropistopy
01-09-2012, 04:18 PM
I never noticed the phone - I was mesmerized by the giant proscuitto!!!!

I also never noticed the stuff for sale on the shelves to the right.

Who wants to join us for lunch there?

I'm totally in. :goodvibes

apurplebrat
01-09-2012, 04:42 PM
I never noticed the phone - I was mesmerized by the giant proscuitto!!!!

I also never noticed the stuff for sale on the shelves to the right.

Who wants to join us for lunch there?

:wave:
us!

Kaye & Karen :upsidedow

JWren1234
01-09-2012, 06:20 PM
I never noticed the phone - I was mesmerized by the giant proscuitto!!!!

I also never noticed the stuff for sale on the shelves to the right.

Who wants to join us for lunch there?

I would love to...I'm definitely in! :goodvibes

Jason

dcayz
01-09-2012, 06:55 PM
All, I have some bad news James and I have to cancel our trip to Italy! Things at my work will be changing right at the time I would be leaving to my trip and I can't leave.

Chropistopy
01-09-2012, 07:14 PM
All, I have some bad news James and I have to cancel our trip to Italy! Things at my work will be changing right at the time I would be leaving to my trip and I can't leave.

So sorry to hear that you guys won't be joining us.

apurplebrat
01-09-2012, 07:43 PM
All, I have some bad news James and I have to cancel our trip to Italy! Things at my work will be changing right at the time I would be leaving to my trip and I can't leave.

What a bummer Denise. We will miss you guys

OKW Lover
01-10-2012, 06:32 AM
I love the phone on the wall. I want one!

And is that a MacBook Air next to it?

k5jmh
01-10-2012, 06:50 AM
And is that a MacBook Air next to it?
I want it if the Macbook Air has a € button instead of a $ button :rolleyes1

DisneyKevin
01-10-2012, 09:21 AM
i want it if the macbook air has a button instead of a $ button :rolleyes1

aagggghhh!!!!!!

k5jmh
01-10-2012, 12:55 PM
aagggghhh!!!!!!

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JWren1234
01-10-2012, 05:36 PM
All, I have some bad news James and I have to cancel our trip to Italy! Things at my work will be changing right at the time I would be leaving to my trip and I can't leave.

Very sorry to hear this. I will miss seeing you both.

Jason

tardis1029
01-15-2012, 07:18 PM
I never noticed the phone - I was mesmerized by the giant proscuitto!!!!

I also never noticed the stuff for sale on the shelves to the right.

Who wants to join us for lunch there?

we are there:woohoo:

tardis1029
01-15-2012, 07:26 PM
All, I have some bad news James and I have to cancel our trip to Italy! Things at my work will be changing right at the time I would be leaving to my trip and I can't leave.

Oh No !:sad: we really feel so bad for you. Hope all turns out OK with work. We will miss you .

Phil Cirrone
01-21-2013, 04:57 PM
beautiful pictures

Phil Cirrone
02-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Beautiful pictures.

wdwtheplacetobe
04-17-2013, 06:37 PM
I love your Vase! We get to go in May and the countdown is almost done!!!!

Any advice???

:moped::moped:

(Did you have the Vase shipped home? And how?)

DisneyKevin
04-17-2013, 09:39 PM
I love your Vase! We get to go in May and the countdown is almost done!!!!

Any advice???

:moped::moped:

(Did you have the Vase shipped home? And how?)

We went to a shop in Orvieto. It's kitty corner to the Duomo.

Shipping was free is you spent a certain amount of euros. I think it was a minimum of 200.

Meeting the minimum was not an issue.

Edited to add: I did some searching and the name of the shop is Ceramiche Giacomini.

We were first there in 2006 and after looking, the shop keeper told us "you'll be back when you see the same thing in every store" and she was correct. Everything else looked mass produced and the stuff in this store is all hand painted and designed by the family that owns the store.

Their goods are not inexpensive, but we think they are stunning. If you were to visit, you would see that after 3 visits, we have become good customers.

DisneyKevin
04-17-2013, 09:51 PM
I would also recommend Trattoria San Lorenzo in Florence.

I think we could probably find some other folks that agree.:)

wdwtheplacetobe
04-18-2013, 03:40 PM
We went to a shop in Orvieto. It's kitty corner to the Duomo.

Shipping was free is you spent a certain amount of euros. I think it was a minimum of 200.

Meeting the minimum was not an issue.

Edited to add: I did some searching and the name of the shop is Ceramiche Giacomini.

We were first there in 2006 and after looking, the shop keeper told us "you'll be back when you see the same thing in every store" and she was correct. Everything else looked mass produced and the stuff in this store is all hand painted and designed by the family that owns the store.

Their goods are not inexpensive, but we think they are stunning. If you were to visit, you would see that after 3 visits, we have become good customers.

I would also recommend Trattoria San Lorenzo in Florence.

I think we could probably find some other folks that agree.:)

Thanks for the info....wrote down both names and will be looking for them!

wdwtheplacetobe
05-21-2013, 08:36 AM
We went to a shop in Orvieto. It's kitty corner to the Duomo.

Shipping was free is you spent a certain amount of euros. I think it was a minimum of 200.

Meeting the minimum was not an issue.

Edited to add: I did some searching and the name of the shop is Ceramiche Giacomini.

We were first there in 2006 and after looking, the shop keeper told us "you'll be back when you see the same thing in every store" and she was correct. Everything else looked mass produced and the stuff in this store is all hand painted and designed by the family that owns the store.

Their goods are not inexpensive, but we think they are stunning. If you were to visit, you would see that after 3 visits, we have become good customers.

As soon as I got to Italy, I told our Adventure Guide Dusty about this. He knew exactly where it was and knew "Mama". We bought my vase, 2 small dipping bowls and some small figurines....after lunch we went back and got 2 more larger bowls for dips..They should arrive sometime this week!

My DH is organizing pictures...I will post a few when he is done.

Thanks for the info!!!!

I love the Boards!

Orvieto was my favorite place...not just for the Ceramics, but the view was breathtaking!

Venice was my favorite city.....

:grouphug::cheer2:

DisneyKevin
05-21-2013, 08:42 AM
As soon as I got to Italy, I told our Adventure Guide Dusty about this. He knew exactly where it was and knew "Mama". We bought my vase, 2 small dipping bowls and some small figurines....after lunch we went back and got 2 more larger bowls for dips..They should arrive sometime this week!

My DH is organizing pictures...I will post a few when he is done.

Thanks for the info!!!!

I love the Boards!

Orvieto was my favorite place...not just for the Ceramics, but the view was breathtaking!

Venice was my favorite city.....

:grouphug::cheer2:

Cant wait to see your pottery.

I love Orvietto.

And Venice.

And Florence.

wdwtheplacetobe
05-23-2013, 05:37 PM
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Look what came today!!!


:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: