A Casa di Alino
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... the classic traveller mistake of forgetting the date, and not foreseeing the fact that Easter is upon us here in Catholic Italy. This unfortunate oversight meant that we waited for hours in lines for galleries yesterday (despite paying for priority entry). Today was so much worse, for reasons I will elaborate on. We got up early, rested and invigorated and ready for a climb up two very high monuments. We both fully expected there to be crowds, and we took reading materials ...
Its the Ponte Vecchio today. Everyone went out for NYE but I stayed behind. Firstly, it was so very cold (Should invent a USB heated jockstrap) and I had twisted my ankle and find it painful walking on the ever present cobble stones.
I think they got home at 2 am.
Got up early this morning and thought it was the perfect chance to get photos of the Ponte Vecchio without any ...
... been enough time to get them fitted etc during our short stay. We will find somewhere else to buy them that is just as cool.
One place we thought we might revisit was Galleria D’Academia to see David in the flesh. However with the additional cost to book online, and the long queues with or without prebooking, we decided we could live without.
It’s funny how differently you do things and look at things when you are on a tight budget. Most other holidays ...
... who didn't know about validating tickets and were fined 50 euros on the spot - no ifs no buts.)
Our hotel room is not ready so we go for a walk towards the main attraction in Florence, The Duomo, which is about 300 metres down the road. The Piazza is packed with hopeful tourists looking to get into the famous church and the lines stretch for miles, not for us, we will come back in the morning at opening.
On the way back to ...
... didn't do a very good job of keeping my interest. I kept one ear on her speeches and wandered around, snapping pictures. My second look at the Duomo, now in daylight, was just as impressive. The three different colors of marble and intricate detail really demanded attention. The inside was painted using a process similar to the Sixteenth Chappell, where the the artist paints in wet cement. Opposite the ...