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Two Peas in Italy

Looking Back on a Year of Unforgettable Memories

Spending a year traveling the world has been the most incredible experience.  It's been an educational, eye-opening, and life-changing adventure we never could have imagined.  We are beyond grateful for being able to experience and learn as much as we did in one year - meeting with family and...
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Last stop of our Italian tour, Venice, Italy

After three weeks in Italy, we were headed to our final stop, Venice. From Lake Como, we took a train back to Milan then transferred on to another train to Venice, roughly 4 and a half hours. I love how efficient and speedy the train infrastructure of Italy is. It definitely makes traveling...
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Romantic Lake Como, Italy

After hearing many great things about Lake Como, we decided to go there for one night. We hopped on another train heading north to  Lake Como before our last stop of Italy. The Milan station is a really large hub, and it looks like a newly renovated part of the station, as you can see the old...
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Visiting the Milan World Expo, Italy 2015

While visiting Milan, the World Expo happened to be going on. The Milan World Expo was also being called the World Fair or World Food Expo. The theme was "Feed the Planet, Energy for Life", and focused on sustainable development and showcased each country’s cuisine. After having read reviews and...
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Marvelous Milan, Italy

Milan is known as one of the world’s fashion capitals, and it is very much reflected in the buildings and people of the city. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. It has beautiful glass domes and was built in the 1800s. It must have been quite the...
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Hiking beautiful Cinque Terre, Italy

After Florence, we hopped on the train again for a 3 hour ride north to the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre. Considered the Italian Riviera, we'd imagine it to be similar to the Amalfi coast with a rugged coastline of buildings, but it turned out to be different and much more enjoyable mainly...
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Day trip to Siena, Italy

While staying in Florence for about a week, we had time to take a day trip to the nearby town of Siena. This time, we took the bus since the train that runs from Florence to Siena did not stop in the historical center of town.     Siena is located about an hour and a half bus...
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Eating and Shopping in Florence, Italy

Florence was a city that both Minh and I really liked. It has the traditional Italian charm with even better food than we found in Rome. Minh and I love to eat good food, so our opinions are more swayed to liking a place if the food is good. Everything in the city was also within walking distance so...
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Assisi, Italy

We took an early train out of Rome to the birth place of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the Franciscan order. For those that are not familiar with the Franciscan order, they are friars that believe in a very modest and simple life in order to worship God. The town of Assisi is about a 4...
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The Many Sites of Rome (Part II) – Italy

Even though we had managed to cross off quite a lot on our list of places to visit in Rome (click here for Part I), we still had a lot left to visit. We had one last full day in Rome, and the first stop was the Colosseum. It was a little jarring to see the newly restored portion next...
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