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Italy: Venice & Florence

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetItaly.. How do I even begin to describe how beautiful this country is. It’s got so much to offer. Going from one place to the next we felt like we were in a completely different country.
Our Italian adventure kicked off in Venice where we ate gelato, seafood, pizza and pasta. Venice felt like a labyrinth in itself and I don’t know whether we were just getting really good at finding our way around places or not but we seemed to do alright considering all the streets looked the same.

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After Venice, we trotted along over to Florence. Firenze is absolutely gorgeous and it’s a shame we only got to spend a day and a half there. I also, embarrassingly, only took a few photos – four to be exact – of Florence. The first three photos are of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore which is the main church of Florence.
Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetAnd last but not the least (saved the best for last) is the photo I took of the Tuscan sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo. If you follow me on Instagram you would’ve read the caption that I put up of this photo. If you didn’t see it, it was about a local rumour going around.
If you look at the photo, you can see the Ponte Vecchio bridge, just slightly off centre in the photo. Apparently, Hitler prevented the Ponte Vecchio bridge from being bombed because he knew that  its beauty (of which he remembered from when he himself saw it from Piazzale Michelangelo) was too great to destroy.

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