A Florence View B&B
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... marble. It is quarried and then transported using special trucks requiring a special licence down to the towns of Carreras and Massa. All along the road there were fenced sites with huge slabs of marble. It was from here that Michael Angelo got his marble for the statue of David.
It is Sunday today so the driving was good as semi trailers are not allowed on the tollways from 5pm on Saturday until 10pm on Sunday. Only trucks carrying fresh fruit ...
... so I run over to the vines and take my shots. Its a very quick pit stop and we are soon called back to the van. The vineyard we stop at is nice. There is a lovely courtyard and garden that we take hasty photos off before we are swept away to tour the grape separation chambers where they make the wine and the barrel area where the wine is stored. Our tour guide has a very strong accent so I'm struggling to understand what she is saying with all the details. But general gist - grape ...
This morning we awoke early and had breakfast in the apartment. We caught a water bus to the train station in a light rain. (We were fortunate to have had good weather during our stay in Venice.) We boarded the Italia high speed train to Florence and traveling at the top speed of 300 kilometers an hour (186 miles per hour) we arrived in 2 hours. On board we had two seats facing two seats with a table between and were able to play ...
... Funny thing, is that of all days, this was the least active in all of our travels. We found a cafe right next to the hotel and had a quick lunch before heading back up to the room for a rest. We both totally crashed for 2 hours, and woke feeling much better.
By the time we got ourselves motivated to leave the room, it was 730p and the we decided to get in a good walk before deciding on dinner. We walked past cool ...
... and the marvellous Boboli gardens. They have extensive collections of art but also a few interesting museums which allude to the lifestyle of the wealthy renaissance families. One gallery was dedicated to precious jewellery which was quite beautiful. Another (right up the back of the gardens) was dedicated to the porcelain. Beautiful dinner sets, serving sets, plates, jugs etc. absolutely gorgeous. The last museum I went to ...