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Sep 21st, 2014, 08:55 PM
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Two Sisters-in-law in Italy

We have two sisters-in-law traipsing around Italy. One is 80 years old and she has been to both poles, the Amazon, Africa, China, and many other places but has never been to Italy. The other has been to Italy and Europe numerous times and her art has been greatly influenced by Italian (and Spanish) architecture. They will both stop during the day to draw and of course, visit museums major and minor. But they also love to get lost in a town and find whatever they find. They are renting apartments wherever possible.

We hope that they do not kill each other but we all have side bets on who will survive.

They started in Venice, which they both thought was the most beautiful city they have ever visited and then a two day stop in Bologna, basically just to eat. Now they are in Florence, where they hope to climb to the top of Il Duomo.

From there two days in Siena followed by two weeks in Rome. We love to linger on the Piazza del Campo in Siena and stare at the design of the stonework and imagine the Palio.

I wish they would stop sending pictures of food. We are trying to visit places we have been to, but when there is something about Italy.
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Sep 21st, 2014, 09:20 PM
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You're so right...there is something about Italy! I'm sure they'll have a wonderful trip.
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Sep 21st, 2014, 09:40 PM
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They are Adrienne. They send daily reports and neither is bruised yet.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 06:25 AM
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Good for them! Sounds like my kind of travel. Nice and easy and good food.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 07:35 AM
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That seems to the intent Micheline. The family has long traveled with the idea, that is better to see a few places well, than many poorly.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 08:23 AM
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I am sure they are enjoying themselves. BTW, can you define "well" for me?
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 08:27 AM
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Synonymous with "my way", obviously.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 08:51 AM
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Well means not sick. If these questions were asked with the intent to have a true discussion, I would answer it in full.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 09:22 AM
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<< BTW, can you define "well" for me? >>

Traveling well means drinking lots of wine. Only 40 more minutes to go for me!
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 09:39 AM
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That is but one definition, Adrienne.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 07:51 PM
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Yesterday they devoured tripe sandwiches from a street vendor in Florence and then saw a few Giottos.
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Sep 22nd, 2014, 09:53 PM
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I think I would travel "well" with adrienne. Cin cin!
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Sep 23rd, 2014, 11:19 AM
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Today they spent most of the day in the Ufizzi and then they ate tripe again from a street vendor. I suggested they start their own site Tripe Advisor.
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Sep 24th, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Today was one of SIL's birthday and when the waitwoman asked her how old she was, my SIL's Italian betrayed her and said she was 800 years old.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 11:06 AM
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Today there was a storm in Florence characterized as a tornado, that closed many of the tourist attractions including Boboli.
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