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From the bleak and macabre Medico Della Peste to the revered Gatto, every mask seen in Venice has a deeper meaning.
We lay our scene, rather like William Shakespeare, in fair Verona. The city that hosts what is perhaps the Bard’s most famous play, Romeo and Juliet, has far more to offer than simply Juliet’s House and balcony – must see though they are.
Mention Pisa and most people instantly think leaning tower. But the city’s campanile – free standing bell tower – is far from the only building worth seeing there.
Yesterday’s Where in the World? came from a rain-soaked Florence. Naked Eye Travel had the misfortune to visit the Italian city on a day when the wet stuff ruled the usually sunny city.
When travelling it is always best to keep your wits about you – particularly when confronted by a local trader looking to make a quick couple of quid.
Florence in the sun is revered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, if not the world. Florence in the rain is like anywhere else: its wet and cold and leaves you dreaming of warm towels and even warmer bed sheets.