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At Long Last...My Photos of Tuscany and Umbria

At Long Last...My Photos of Tuscany and Umbria

Old Jul 27th, 2006, 11:18 AM
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tcreath...I got good information from your trip report. You were the reason we changed our car drop off to Foligno instead of Perugia. After our experience with Spoleto...all I can say is phew!!! Thank god. My husband was a little rusty driving a stick and it was quite terrifying driving in a busy town like Spoleto. Perugia I guess is even more confusing and busy.

We loved Umbria...I'm sure we were the only tourists in Trevi that day...or so it felt. It was charming as were all the towns we visited (except Spoleto which we did not bond with).

michlvis...September is a lovely time to travel to Italy. I grappled with Spring or Fall. I usually travel in the Fall but thought it might be nice to see the wild flowers for a change. In the fall you have the yellow hues, the grape harvest, truffles and usually milder temperatures. Enjoy!!...I'm sure you'll have a wonderful trip.

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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 11:53 AM
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I'm so glad our suggestion worked! Foligno appeared to be much easier to navigate than Peruguia, which looked downright scary to DH!

We didn't jive with Spoleto either. It just didn't seem very attractive, especially after visiting so many wonderful hill towns.

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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 12:07 PM
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Your pictures are fantastic. I am trying to find your trip report, but sadly cannot. Can you post a link to it here?

Thanks,
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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SRS...I have not had much lucks with the links in the past. If you click on my name though..my trip report is titled Tuscany and Umbria 2006. It is a tad long...and not funny like some on the board I'm afraid but I hope there are a few useful tidbids of info. It was my first one so perhaps next time I'll do better.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Thank you for the gorgeous pictures! I feel like you have given me a sneak peek at Tuscany and Rome. We are going end of September and I can't wait.
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Thank you!! Your pictures are helping me to pick and choose some areas that my daughter and I will hit when I go in October. It is hard to believe that such beauty exists.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 03:35 PM
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Great job, both of you!! We hit a couple of these towns and it's great reliving them. Anyone wondering what "Tuscany" or "Umbria" looks like need not buy a book! Dave
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 03:44 PM
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These pics are just wonderful - thanks for reminding me why I keep going back and back. I was tickled to see you had a pic of the Hotel Pallotta in Assisi where I will be staying in Oct. I was also swooning over the pics of Monticchiello. You so captured the beauty and pure tranquility of that special little town.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 04:31 PM
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Crazy4Travel, Thanks so much for the title - that is all I neeeded! I enjoyed your pictures so much, I thought the trip would be good to read about too.

Here is the link by the way: http://tinyurl.com/zx23m
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 05:10 PM
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Wonderful pictures Crazy. We are so happy to see the ones of Montepulciano as we are going to stay there in September and are always searching for any pictures. Loved the cat in the pot of flowers.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 07:15 PM
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Oh CRAZY4TRAVEL, your photos are breathtaking. They remind me that Italy is as beautiful as it is in my mind when I get "homesick".

And it looks like you two enjoy all the potted plants with flowers as much as I do! Such an abudance of flowers. And the photos of the various pups and the kitties, they are so precious.

Thank you so very much for sharing your photos, I have spent the last hour enjoying them and imagining myself back in Italy.

I wish you two (who are a darling couple btw) many more lovely trips. Best regards.
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Old Jul 27th, 2006, 07:24 PM
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Loved your pics! It makes me homesick...for my vacation home, that is. What dates were you in Tuscany? We were there the first week of May - beautiful time of year, isn't it?
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Your pictures are gorgeous! You have a real flair for photography~~~~~~~~~~
AND a good camera!, I imagine!
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 08:33 AM
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Thank you for sharing my memories everyone.

SRS - Thanks for the link. I always end up with one a mile long that doesn't seem to work

LoveItaly - your screen name says it all...me too..I also feel at home there.

micheline - Montipulciano is an instantly likeable town...very charming.

CaitlinoO and 50initaly...September and October is a lovely time to travel.

Dave - Thank you!!

Barb - Assisi is a lovely town and staying overnight will be a wonderful experience as when the daytrippers leave you'll have the place to yourself. Monticchiello is one of the most untouristic and sweet towns that we've been. The streets were literally deserted as you see from the photos. I felt I was almost intruding by being there, although the owners of the La Porta restaurant were so very welcoming.

dorceforcemom...I still can't get those big panties out of my head. We left Halifax on May 16th so we were very close behind you.

Mari5 - I'm very happy with my camera. It is a Kodak Z740 with a 10x optical zoom. I am still learning how to use it as it has so many functions. I think I was one of the last hold outs for digital. No more spoiled photos!!
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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these websites are additonal places to post trip reports and links to photos
http://p104.ezboard.com/beuropetogo
www.virtualtourist.com
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 04:29 PM
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Thank you shalott. I'll have a look.
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 05:03 PM
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Great photos...you've really captured the feel of the area.
Are you aware, though, that kodak is making your photos available for sale to anyone that wants them?
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Really marvelous photos! - give your DH my compliments. It is so nice to look at them and reminisce about having been to some of the same places last Sept. Thanks
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Old Jul 29th, 2006, 05:03 AM
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Hi Dick...Thank you...yes I do know and would be tickled if anyone thought they were good enough to buy. I could create a password and only give access to users of my chosing but I wanted anyone on the Fodor's site to be able to see them.

RSTravelers...I have given my husband your compliments and his head is growing bigger by the moment...just kidding. Thank you and best regards.

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