via Grand Circle Tours
October 28th–November 14th, 2014

  • 3D perspective enhances the depth of the bas relief.
  • Dante
  • Dante was born in Florence.
  • A treat provided by Guido.
  • Dante's image in the street
  • Florence had towers much like San Gimingnano.
    • Palazzo Vecchio
    • Statues in the loggia at the Palazzo Vecchio.
    • Grom, fancy gelato
    • You may now photograph David
          • The prisoners—unfinished sculptures emerging from their rock.
          • An unfinished Pieta by Michelangelo—late in his life.
          • Student busts at the Academia.
          • The Museo Galileo
          • Galileo
          • Nick had an Alfa 40 years ago.
          • You find these beautiful meats and cheeses for sale everywhere.
                • The U.S. WW II Cemetery in Florence, one of two in Italy.
                • The guide at the cemetery
                • “Wall of the Missing”
                • The Spirit of Peace
                • Taking down the flag at sunset. Several of us helped fold the flag.
                • You just can’t get away from her!
                • Stopping to photograph the landscape.
                • Classic Tuscan landscape
                • Pienza. Our friends, Shelly and Susan toured here on bikes.
                • Our group
                      • In Pienza. Not quite sure what this represents.
                                • The olive oil crop in Umbria and Tuscany failed.
                                  • Bagno Vignoni hot springs
                                  • Caper plants whose buds and berries are edible.
                                  • Roasting chestnuts on an open fire!
                                  • Enjoying the hot springs at Bagno Vignoni
                                  • Andy