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    March 2, 2004 by  
    Filed under Danny Benair's Gospels

    The Continental leaves the country and head off to Florence Italy, his kids say bye!

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    Baby looks out the window, as our hero leaves.

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    Baby looks out the window. Where is the family?

    The Swiss Alps, almost there!

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    Upon arriving in Florence one of the first things on the agenda, was to go to the city of Lucca, about 90 minutes outside of Florence surrounded by a wall, this is the tower, great flea market.

    This is in the square, rather nice!

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    Upon our return to Florence, I was shocked by the wild animals loose on the street! What the Italians thinking! Baby Bear!!!

    At the National Museum.

    This is the outdoor patio of the museum.

    One of the most exciting parts of Florence other than the food, though avoid sandwiches on the Arno, OUCH! they bilk you for lots of money. The Duomo is a amazing church in the center of town, the ceiling is beyond description from the 13th century, heaven and hell and everything else are on the ceilings. Did the walk to the top of the Duomo, small staircase (13th century), did not realize until after, that it was 497 steps to the top, heart attack’s here we come! Here is the view from the top of Florence.Click to watch.

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    The Continental at the top, thinking, about jumping! Hey! Who is the guy on the right?

    One of the things, I found out very quick, is that they love dubbing films, and TV shows, tried to go to the movies, could not find a film in english, and TV, well Sex In The City, may be over, but it’s in Italian!! Have a peak!

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    Hail Caesar! With a Cappuccino
    Made the trek via Eurostar to Roma for the day, outside the Colosseum, Romans are ready for a acient pose, but they get breaks too, as pictured!

    Now THIS is history!

    Viva Rome!

    The balcony of the hotel, nice!

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    Well after, a long day, have to have a drink, which was followed by what may have been the best pizza I have eaten, it was in Roma at Baffeto, the cook was almost as good as the pizza, sounded like Brando in the Godfather.

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    Glad we did not have to clean the room! The food was pretty damn great, a couple of faves, not sure I want to tell.

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    The Continental on the balcony of the hotel, Arno with it’s Otter’s, I kid you not, is in the rear.

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    Bye room, time to go home.

    Paris France airport, nice terminal.