Disneyland Paris – Italy and France trip Day 10 part 2

Continuing from part 1 of our trip, Ruston, Jacob, Theresa and I are all at Disneyland Paris.
For our next ride, we went back to Storybook land and rode the canal boats. There was no line and we were able to walk right on and have our own boat to ourselves! There are no guides on the boats here either and they have some interesting scenes we don’t.

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Borgello Gallery, Santa Croce Basillica, Flight to France – Florence Italy – Italy and France trip Day 9

After getting to sleep late, it felt like a really early morning. We’ve got to check out of our room by 10:30-11am, so we woke up at 10am. We didn’t have much to get packed, so we were out of there pretty quick. Thankfully even though we’re checking out, we can keep our bags in the lobby while we explore the city.

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Museum of Precious Stones, Mercato Centrale, Accademia – Florence Italy – Italy and France trip Day 8

We set the alarm for 9:30 this morning and laid in bed for just a little while.  We got ready fairly quickly and headed out.  On the way, we confirmed we’d be able to check out fairly late tomorrow, 10:30-11am. We can leave our bags in the lobby and they’ll give us a set of keys to use to get back in later. Sweet!
I think we left the hotel by 10ish, and we were off to see some more cool stuff. 

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Palazzo Vecchio, Galileo museum, Uffizi gallery – Florence Italy – Italy and France trip Day 7

Well I got a bit busy and we’ve done quite a few things since the last time I wrote up our Italy/France visit. Time to restart those.

The room gets pretty nice and dark. Going to sleep, we were hearing some banging around on the floors above us, so we both got ear plugs. Combine that with the sound machine and a dark room and we both slept until 10:30am. We got everything ready for the day and left for the Palazzo Vecchio.

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Travel to Florence, Duomo, Baptistry and Duomo Museum – Florence Italy – Italy and France trip Day 6

Today we’re traveling up north to Florence!

It’s 175 miles north of our current location, so we’ll be taking the train to get there.

Here’s all the places we went during the day.

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Colosseum, St Peter in Chains, Christ bearing the Cross and more – Rome Italy – Italy and France trip Day 5

Today we’re going to the Colosseum and anything else we happen to squeeze in.

Here’s a look at the places we’ll be visiting.

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Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica – Rome Italy – Italy and France trip Day 4

Today we’re spending most of our time at the smallest country in the world, the Vatican, population 770.

Here’s all the places we went so you can follow along below.

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Borghese Gallery, Pantheon, and Four Rivers Fountain – Rome Italy – Italy and France trip Day 3

There’s lots of fun stuff to see today.

I thought this might be a fun way to keep track of all the places we ended up going. Our hotel is at #1 and we continue from there.

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Rome Italy – Italy and France trip Day 2

Today is going to be an interesting day… We’ll get to those fun stories in a bit. We turned the lights out early last night and by 9pm I was fast asleep. I barely stirred the entire night. Unfortunately at 1:10am, I woke up and was wide awake. I laid in bed until 1:30am but couldn’t fall back asleep. This seems to be typical when we cross a few time zones. I read my book until Theresa woke up around 3:30am.


We got all our bags packed up and left the room around 5am. The airport is literally right next door so we walked over there for breakfast. The only thing open at that time was the McDonalds so we ordered off an automated touch-screen and soon picked up our food.

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