A few days in Italy - a Pictorial TR

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  1. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    As you may know, I recently returned from a week in Italy (Venice, Florence and Rome). This trip was on my own and not done with any tour company, although we did do some day tours.

    I'd like to share some of my photos with you. I hope you enjoy them.


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    We flew from Miami to Venice via JFK and Paris so that I could fly on the A380.

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    This was a seat in Air France's La Premiere class

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    Love the mood lighting on the plane.

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    Venice had lots of interesting buildings and bridges

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    Our hotel was right on the lagoon - great location.

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    We got to see a Costa Cruise Liner sail out of port

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    Lots of pretty canals

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    I had to visit the Disney Store!!!

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    The Rialto bridge

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    Feeding the birds in St Mark's Square

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    Myself and the Campanille

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    The view from the top of the Campanille

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    The bridge of sighs

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    We took a high speed train to Florence

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    Myself with Michelangelo's David (copy)

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    The Ponte Vecchio

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    At the Florence Disney Store ... The Birth of Venus - Disney Style

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    Yours truly at the Duomo

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    The view from our hotel

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    We took a Segway tour and passed by Gepetto's Store

     
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  3. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    In Rome, myself with Bernini's Fountain in Piazza Navona

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    Myself at the Spanish Steps

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    The best place for gelato in Rome

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    The Tiber River in Rome

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    My favorite room in the Vatican Museum

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    Michelangelo's Pieta

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    Myself at St Peter's

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    Cute Disney bags

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    The Roman Forum

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    The Colloseum

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    Your truly in the Colloseum

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    The monument to Victorio Emmanuel

     
  4. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    The Disney Store had very few unique items to Italy. One of these was "Gladiator Donald." I bought one and he showed me around his old haunts ...


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    At the Pantheon

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    The Roman Forum

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    At the Colloseum

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    Inside the Colloseum

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    He also found some buddies of his

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    Who fought in classic Gladiator style!
     
  5. WaltD4Me

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    Great pictures Mike! What a gorgeous, gorgeous view from the top of the Campanille. The Gladiator Donald pics are too funny. :laughing:
     
  6. OKW Lover

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    Thanks for the pictures Mike.
     
  7. WebmasterMike

    WebmasterMike When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba... Administrator Moderator

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    Awesome, Mike! It looks like ya'll had a great time!
     
  8. wdwscout

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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing them.
    It looks like you had a terrific vacation. :thumbsup2
     
  9. DeltaDiamond001

    DeltaDiamond001 <font color=red>DISaholic<br><font color=royalblue

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    It looks like you had a great time! As always, great pictures! :)
     
  10. Chropistopy

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    Great pics, Mike! I'll be there next week. I can't wait!
     
  11. kafitty

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    thanks for sharing! nice to have a 5-minute vacation at work. :thumbsup2

    i like the Gladiator Donald, but d'ya think they could have made his beak just a LITTLE less...off-looking? hahaha.
     
  12. apurplebrat

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    Awesome pctures! can't wait to start our Italy trip next week! :cool1:
     
  13. Disney Khi

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    Thank you for sharing! What great pics. Looks like a lot of fun!
     
  14. Fantasia Sam

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    OMG these are brilliant and getting me in the mood for my Med DCL cruise next year.... loving Gladiator Donald's poses and I NEED that Chip and Dale bag!
     
  15. Applemomma

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    Donald and the gladiators cracked me up! Fantastic trip!!!
     
  16. Quicklabs

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    Those sure brought back some wonderful memories for me. Thanks so much for sharing. When I was in Venice in late 2010, the Bridge of Sighs was covered with tarps. It looks beautiful and you captured it so well.
     
  17. BriarRosie

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    You sure know how to travel in style! I was following along your travels on Facebook, but the pictures were out of this world! You sure know how to travel in style! :thumbsup2

    And I know Karen (apurplebrat) would love the "mood lighting" on the plane, simply because it's purple. :laughing:
     
  18. apurplebrat

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    I do LOVE it!!!:upsidedow
     
  19. Tiny Little Seed

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    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pictures. I'm starting to research for my own trip to Italy, and your pictures made me even more excited to visit all of these places.
     
  20. usnuzuloose

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    Love the pics! I have a few questions if you dont mind answering. One did you pics in that train? How fast did it go?

    The pictures of the disney bags, are they in the Disney store? I would like to know if you can purchase those from there store and if they ship? I love Dopey and I never have seen a Dopey bag. Thanks.
     
  21. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    I'd have to check my photos, but the train was pretty fast at some points.

    The Disney bags in those photos were NOT in the Disney store. They were at a souvenir shop we passed along the way, but I'd also seen outdoor vendors selling them in their kiosks. I was really upset by the lack of special merchandise at the Italian Disney Stores - just like I'm upset at items US Disney Stores sells.
     

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