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Rome 2017

Visited on July 2017

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Revisiting Florence ! Michaelangelo’s marvellous world famous statue of David. Unveiled September 1504 AD
In Florence free concerts in Piazzas for everyone. So very civilised! Love the vibe here. Tourism initiatives super efficient.
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Siena Tuscany! One more enchanting Italian city explored with nephew Shahen. The tall tower at Piazza Del Campo stood guard against invaders to protect the Duomo Cathedral situated behind (not featured in this post). Italy continues to pull at my heart strings after 25 visits here. Viva Italia
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Venchi ! The finest gelato boutique in Rome. Artist prepares my pistachio and crema gustos with Γ©lan. Yummmm
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Thursday lunch. Rome. Chef Massimo shows Shahen how pasta is done in true Roman style. What a marvellous education of Parmegiano Reggiano and how al dente pasta should not stick together. Spaghetti al Pesto. Tuna fantasie salad. Vermentino white wine from Tuscany
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Tomas Ferrari ! A truly sophisticated Ambassador of Argentina to Italy. Wonderful to see you happy and successful. Thank you for the intimate dinner tonight for my nephew and me. Lovely to catch up with Anh and your news. See you again. Hugs.
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Rome. Friday 28th. Lunch at home. Shahen learns to make Sardines salad with parsley and garlic. Plus Spaghetti con cozze (clams). Oodles of pura virgini Olive oil made on private farms for Massimo. Vernaccia white wine is unique to San Gimigniano and also Sardignia. Saluti. From my most beloved city in the world.
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Rome. Stunning view from the top of Monte Mario hilltop. And so my 26th visit to the eternal city enters into my bank of memories.Β πŸ’™β€RomeπŸ’–πŸ’šΒ Tx dear brother Massimo and family
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