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Italy Day 13 – Segesta, Trapani and Erice

Highlight of the Day: Sicily has a Tuscany of it’s own! Steps: 15,341 Miles: 6.5 Today was the first day of our 3 day tour with our guide Rosy and her husband Miguel.  Most parts of Sicily aren’t exactly tourist friendly so I knew we…

July 12, 2015
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Italy Day 12 – Palermo

Highlight of the Day: Creepy Capuchin ‘catacombs’ Steps: 17,521 Miles: 7.4 Day 12 began the last leg of our journey off the normal tourist path into Sicily. After looking at all our options, I booked the 4 of us to head down from Rome…

July 7, 2015
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Italy Day 11 – Herculaneum

Highlight of the Day: Beautiful sunset on the high speed train Steps: 20,461 Miles: 8.6 I mixed it up a little bit for this trip, because instead of heading over to Pompeii, I chose to visit the lesser known site of Herculaneum. Unlike Pompeii which was…

July 1, 2015
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Italy Day 10 – Roaming Around Rome

Highlight of the Day: Best pizza we’ve had so far, and puff pastry pie  (it’s a thing) Steps: 12,001 Miles: 5.1 We slept in later than normal and took our time relaxing in the morning. After eating some of the most amazing pizza and puff…

June 29, 2015
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Italy Day 9 – Colosseum & Roman Forum

Highlight of the Day: Learned about the Vestal Virgins, would not have wanted that job… Steps: 26,607 Miles: 11.28 For Day 9 I booked a walking tour through the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. We were staying in the Monti area (totally recommend for food…

June 21, 2015
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Italy Day 8 – Bye Florence, Hello Rome!

Highlight of the Day: We just happened upon the Mille Miglia as the cars made their way through St Peter’s Square at night (and I have NO pictures of it) Steps: 13,748 Miles: 5.83 The city cried for us as we left on Friday,…

June 20, 2015
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Italy Day 7 – David, Duomo and lots of Stairs

Highlight of the Day: The unexpected views from Palazzo Vecchio Tower with no crowds Steps: 17,409 Miles: 7.4 Whew, after a day out and about in the Tuscan sun, I knew we would need an optional relax day. Today was a ‘free’ day, but we…

June 18, 2015
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Italy Day 6 – Chianti Wine Region

Highlight of the Day: Too many highlights. Conclusion – I need to live in Tuscany! Steps: 11,673 Miles: 4.9 I was looking forward to day 6 for awhile. That was the day we had our personalized tour throughout the Chianti region, visiting medieval towns,…

June 16, 2015
ponte vecchio at night
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Italy Day 5 – Pisa Pisa

Highlight of the Day: Walking up the leaning Tower of Pisa is great for the calves Total Steps: 20,373 Total Miles: 8.6 Day 5 was another optional day, and we chose to sleep in a bit and hop a train out to Pisa. Originally we thought…

June 13, 2015