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

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

Old Jul 29th, 2006, 06:41 AM
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Hi CRAZY - Fantastic photos. I especially like the Spello pictures, what a beautiful little town. We based there at Palazzo Bocci for a week in 2003.
Image 13 in the Spello set is virtually an exact duplicate of a picture that I took and have hanging on the wall at home - that gorgeous cobblestone street, with the beautiful doorways and flower boxes, winding off to nowhere ...
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Old Jul 30th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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Beautiful pics. We're currently planning a trip to Umbria in Nov 2007 (we're a little overeager) and were considering Spello as one of our bases -- it looks beautiful and reminds me of some of my fave towns we visited in Tuscany. Off to read your trip report!
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Old Jul 30th, 2006, 11:38 AM
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Hi LarryM...Thank you. Spello is a gem and one of many towns that captured our hearts. It was an extremely photogenic town...The flowers are incredible and I take my hats off to the residents for taking such pride in their town.

My walls are covered in photos from various trips. I am running out of walls unfortunately. It is such a nice way to remember a vacation...everytime you enter a room with a photo...the memories flood back.

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Old Jul 30th, 2006, 12:06 PM
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Very nice photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. Ireally loved the one of the dog in Rome all pooped out on the stairs.

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Old Jul 30th, 2006, 05:25 PM
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Thank you TRSW...We love that one too because he looked just like we felt after walking around Rome for 7 hours on a very hot day.
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Old Jul 30th, 2006, 08:17 PM
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thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I have never been to Italy. I am traveling to San Gimignano and Rome next month. Please tell me what form of transport did you use to get from city to city? Are the rental cars expensive?
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 07:19 AM
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We used a rental car and found it to be fairly economical compared to other places we rent. We rented an Avis car through Autoeurope and it was $46 Canadian per day including all tax and insurance.

The other option if you are spending all your time in Rome and San Gimignano would be to take a train to Pogibonsi and take a bus from there. The trains in Italy are very inexpensive.

It will depend if you have plans to see some of the countryside and do day trips as San Gimignano is not as convenient to get to by public transport.

In any case, you will love Italy.
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Great pictures, what kind of camera did you use?
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 10:55 AM
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Fabulous pictures!!!!! I just love the doors and the curving narrow alleyways. I always want to knock on the doors and see whats behind them and the little streets and allys draw you in. You can't see around the curves so they always draw me in. I want to wander down them. The flowers were just beautiful against the stones and loved the cow. Very fun.
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 01:07 PM
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Gorgeous! I also would love to know what type of camera you used.
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 04:29 PM
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Thank you Bob_C and edhodge...it is a Kodak Z740. It's a little bulky compared with some of the really compact digitals but I like the results.

Thank you crefloors...I too love the stone buildings adorn with flower pots.
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 05:10 PM
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Thank you for posting your lovely photos. We went to Tuscany about 3 years ago and loved it. The only critique I have is that I would love to see where each of your shots were from. Some of the places look familiar and I would like to see if we were there too.
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 06:04 PM
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I thought you did a great job of breaking down the locations, more so than I usually see. I have to bookmark your Kodak site so when I return, I can come back and look at the pictures and pick out all the beautiful places we shared.
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Old Jul 31st, 2006, 06:21 PM
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Thank you emyou..It took me so long to just upload the photos...I had more than 400 and tried to whittle it down and put them in albums grouped mostly by town. If I have a free weekend...perhaps a rainy day...I'll try and go back and label them. It is just so time consuming.

Thank you again edhodge..It's like reliving the trip again everytime I look at them. So many beautiful places!!
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Old Aug 1st, 2006, 03:03 PM
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I kept going "oooh" - thanks for sharing. Great compositions and color.
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Old Aug 1st, 2006, 03:45 PM
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What a treat! Thanks!
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Old Aug 1st, 2006, 03:59 PM
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Thank you so much for posting these beautiful pictures. They brought back wonderful memories of Italy, and now I am even more eager for my forthcoming trip back to Tuscany in the spring.
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Old Aug 1st, 2006, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for sharing the photos.

When were you in Italy, exactly? We were there last May/June also, around the 17th to the 2nd of June; in Umbria at an agriturismo near Bevagna the week of May 21-28th...I feel like we were crossing paths!

I have a photo of the same boar's head at the 'Pizzicherie di Miccoli in Siena! (photo #6) Too funny. Our other Siena photos are almost all dogs and their matching owners...

Nice to relive the trip through your great photos.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:37 AM
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Thanks everyone.

Hi annabelle2...We were there from May 16-27, 2006. I wish it could have been longer but unfortunately I can't get away for more than 10/11 days on vacation. We would definately do a villa or agriturismo next time and stay in one area for a week.
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Old Oct 19th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Hi Crazy4travel - Now that we are back from our Italy trip I just had to look at your pictures again and tell you how great they are. Ours are not too bad but I wish I could steal some of yours and pretend we took them.
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