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In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. The doge swore to the Holy Mary that he would build a new church in Her honor if she helped stop the disease. A year later, the plague finally left Venice, and, as promised, a new church was built: the Madonna della Salute (“salute” means “health”). www.italianbuddy.com #madonnadellasalute #salute #basilica #church #dorsoduro #venice #italy #grandcanal #italianlife #italianstyle #seetheworld #travelgram #instatravel #travelandleisure #ig_italy #instavenice #familytrip #wanderlust #jordanvictoriaadis #latepost #day13

Found this gem while waiting for our laundry to finish. The ingredients were all fresh and not pre-cooked; the end product was made quick, delicious, and was easy on the pocket; the people were hip, warm, funny and engaging. Fast food that doesn't taste like fast food. Oh and you could write on their window while you wait. 😊 #dalmoros #dalmorospastatogo #freshpasta #pastatogo #takeaway #fastfood #pasta #delicious #yummy #tasty #venice #eat #instafood #ig_italy #ciao #hiddengem #discovery #latepost #day12 #jordanvictoriaadis

Veni, vidi, vacay! We came, we saw, we surrendered to the beguiling spirit of Venice. This view of the Grand Canal from the Rialto bridge was the reason we deviated from our itinerary and allocated another day to leisurely explore Venice's narrow alleys, bridges, and shops. #slowdown #rialto #rialtobridge #grandcanal #bridge #gondola #venice #italy #architecture #italianlife #oldtown #boats #italianstyle #amazingplace #seetheworld #travelgram #instatravel #travelandleisure #ig_italy #familytrip #jordanvictoriaadis #latepost #day12

Possibly the most charming bookstore we will ever see is the Libreria Acqua Alta or the Library of High Water. Aptly named, the owner has his wall-to-wall books, magazines and maps stuffed into bathtubs, boats, tanks and a gondola to keep them safe during Venice's seasonal flooding. One of the best reading nooks is by the "fire exit" where you can also watch the gondolas drift by. 📚⚓️ #libreriaacquaalta #library #bookstore #books #bibliophile #fireexit #gondola #gondolier #canal #doors #ilovereading #reading #nook #bucketlist #venice #italy #ig_italy #travelgram #wanderlust #roomwithaview #ilovethiscity #jordanvictoriaadis #day12 #latepost

After so many days of travelling, we get to wash day and the surprisingly delightful search for a laundromat in this magical city of 118 islands. We took a quick breather to capture one of Venice's many gorgeous double views (real + reflection) while Jo shows off that she can talk with her hands like a local.😋 #venice #islands #canals #bridges #cityofwater #veneto #italy #architecture #reflection #italia #ig_italia #ig_italy #italianlandscapes #beautifuldestinations #travelgram #traveltheworld #familytrip #jordanvictoriaadis #latepost #day12

Meet Bronze David, he's a clone. He is 1 of Florence's 3 giant-sized replicas of Michelangelo’s marble original at the Accademia Gallery. Marble David Jr. stands where the original used to be (front of the Palazzo Vecchio) while Plaster Cast David is at the Florentine Gipsoteca (Porta Romana). The original sculpture was made for the top of the Florence Cathedral but once done, the city council decided that it had to be placed somewhere special, in the political heart of Florence, the Piazza della Signorina. Centuries later it was moved indoors to preserve it. Despite the controversial lack of attire, the sculpture is a biblical hero. It depicts a pre-battle David, holding his sling, at the apex of his concentration on the upcoming battle with Goliath. #david #michelangelo #sculpture #bronze #clone #replica #art #renaissance #florence #tuscany #italy #ig_italy #blueskies #clouds #sunnyday #familytrip #travelwithkids #travelgram #jordanvictoriaadis #latepost #day11

My mama always says, travel together with Jo or don't at all. Nobody gets left behind. Brilliant advice and one of the best investments we've made. Sure Jo won't remember the landmarks and masterpieces but bringing her is a simple but direct way of communicating to her that she's important to us. In return, we get to experience the world through her eyes (not a dull moment, even layovers are adrenalin-filled😉). Travel teaches her first hand not to fear differences but to celebrate it. We learn from her too because she embraces other cultures beautifully with no prejudice and no reserve. She's the absolute best icebreaker.😊 On our trips, everyone learns flexibility, respect, appreciation, tolerance for others and for each other. The perks are brilliant: it's cheaper than travelling when she's older and we get VIP treatment with special queues, free dessert and smiles from almost everyone we come across.😄 Childhood will be over before you know it. So parents, let's make the most of those numbered summers together.👍🏼 #travelwithkids #family #familytrip #familytime #ontheroad #familyvacation #familyholiday #travel #travellers #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerlife #instakids #earlylearning #parenting #siena #tuscany #discovertuscany #italy #ig_italy #travelgram #latepost #day10

I remember watching Discovery Atlas a couple of years back and being amazed at the lives of Italian jockeys, gondoliers, designers, freedivers. I never imagined I'd actually set foot on their stage. Presenting the Piazza del Campo, Siena's shell-shaped medieval square and home of Il Palio - Italy's most famous and passionate horse race. The race happens twice a year but the backstreets lined with contrade (neighborhood) flags and iron horse-tethering rings show that is an integral part of the community all year round. 🐎 #siena #piazzadelcampo #ilpalio #medieval #redbrick #architecture #tuscany #italy #ig_italy #roadtrip #familytime #citycenter #view #horseracing #jockeys #day10 #latepost #jordanvictoriaadis

First stop on our Tuscan roadtrip was the medieval city of Siena and it's Romanesque-Gothic cathedral which was built on the city's highest point. The inside of God's house was a masterpiece too, from its white and greenish black marble-striped walls (the symbolic colors of Siena - from the legendary black and white horses of the city's founder Senius and Aschius) to it's marble mosaic floor of biblical scenes that spans the entire cathedral. #siena #beetlejuicechurch #cathedral #church #tuscany #italy #architecture #marble #stripes #gothic #familytrip #familytime #italianlandscapes #ig_italy #roadtrip #topofthehill #day10 #latepost #jordanvictoriaadis

Faced with finding a car rental place that would believe that our country was delayed in issuing driver's license cards 😩 and a maze of ZTL's (restricted traffic zones), we managed to rustle up a Smart ForFour and sped off for the rolling hills of southern Tuscany.🚘 #sangimignano #vineyard #tuscany #rollinghills #italy #italianlandscapes #southerncharm #underthetuscanclouds #roadtrip #sky #clouds #smartcar #familytrip #familytime #day10 #latepost #jordanvictoriaadis

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