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Day 16 Thursday, May 28, 2015 Florence to Tuscany
Those of you who know us well will understand this contradiction – we signed up for an escorted bus tour of Tuscany. We were prompted by several factors – (1) There are some interesting towns that are very difficult to reach by public transportation, (2) We …
... to Florence and the last time a pope visited it was 1986! Big shout out to Mary Fortino for researching where he was going to be and getting us there on time. So of course the big news is that we saw the Pope twice! I am including a picture taken by our tour director, Kristen and a video that I took while he was leaving in his pope mobile. It was a great day today getting to see Papa Francesco! Tomorrow we travel to ...
... of our own. Oh well. This morning we hit the road. The meaning of pack lightly was greatly appreciated in the walk to/ from the various train stations. Slight delay in plans as our initial train to Florence (Firenze) Santa Maria Novella actually stopped in Campe de Marti. That was my oops when originally ordering tickets. But we quickly got tickets for the next train to SMN (only 1.5 euro each) and ran ...
... hours, and by the time we got back the power was back on. We commented to each other how we seem to be a bit unlucky in terms of utilities. We had a water emergency back in London, and then an electrical one here in Florence. Hopefully that's it for us, but you never know.
Tomorrow we are going on a guided walking tour of the city, so I should have tons of fascinating but ultimately useless facts to relay in my next post. Oh goodie! ...
... now, but the inside is open to the public. The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059 and 1128. The building has three sets of fabulous doors. In fact, Michelangelo said that the south doors designed by Ghiberti were the "Gates to Paradise."
Inside the Baptistery is crowned by a beautiful golden mosaic dome depicting another "Last Judgment." Again we were fascinated by the way Hell is depicted. The large ...