Polly 2 on June 30th, 2011

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It’s considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and is known for it’s art, architecture, and cultural heritage. 7 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Polly #2 was very excited to be able to visit the island of Capri when she was in Italy recently. Capri is an Italian resort island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in southern Italy. Some things the island are noted for are the […]

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Sorrento is a small town in southern Italy which is close to Pompeii and Naples, and is a popular vacation destination. Because we were limited on time, we were only able to stay in Sorrento one night, which meant that we wouldn’t be able to explore this pretty area of Italy more thoroughly. 3 people […]

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Polly 2 on May 13th, 2011

Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town which is located near Naples in Italy. The town was destroyed and completely buried in 79 A.D. when the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted over a two day period. It was so deeply buried, that it wasn’t rediscovered for almost 1700 years. There has been ongoing excavation since […]

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Polly was very excited to start her Italian tour in Venice. She had seen pictures of it before, and couldn’t wait to see some of the sights she had only seen pictures of. One thing in particular that she was excited to see was the gondolas.  I don’t think anyone can envision Venice without thinking […]

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Polly 2 on April 30th, 2011

Polly couldn’t resist having her picture taken with Pinocchio in Assisi. Pinocchio was carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village near Assisi. Even though he was created as a wooden puppet, he dreamt of becoming a real boy, and is known for having a long nose that becomes longer when he  […]

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Polly 2 on April 29th, 2011

When Polly was in Italy recently, she saw lots of wonderful sights including the Coliseum, the Vatican, and the Duomo. In between tours and sightseeing, she enjoyed wandering around and checking things out, whether it was in a small town or a big city. Something that always caught her eye were the Italian bakeries, she […]

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Polly 2 on April 26th, 2011

When I visited Venice recently, I stayed in a beach resort called Lido Di Jesolo. It’s located on the Mediterranean Sea, and I couldn’t resist trying out the water…it was still a bit chilly! 3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Polly 2 on April 24th, 2011

Some of the best lemons in Italy come from the Amalfi coast and Sorrento region. This area had evidence of cultivated lemon groves as far back as the 1st century around Sorrento, and from the 11th century around the Amalfi coast. The Amalfi Coast lemons can reach the size of a grapefruit, have a strong […]

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Polly 2 on April 24th, 2011

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy, and I can’t wait to tell everyone about my new favorite Italian treat…gelato! According to Wikipedia, gelato is an ancient Italian frozen dessert, and is made with some of the same ingredients as most other frozen dairy desserts. Milk, various sugars, flavoring including fruit and nut […]

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