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... The unification of all of the Italian areas only happened in 1876 and during this process Rome was nominated as the capital. Italy has a population of 64 million and people generally consider themselves as coming from their region rather than Italian except when it comes to football.
The Medici family were the first to mint coins in Florence and also sponsored Christopher Columbus.
On the way we also passed mountains of marble. Literally ...
... Medici and other well kown Florecans such as Michaelangelo and Galelio.
Lunch, a traditional Italian menu, was served at Bargello Hotel/Museum in an orginal 15th century room and after that we had some free time to explore on our own, or shop, Sue bought a very nice leather jacket, as we were told this is the birth place of leather goods.
So now onto Pisa.
This is truly an awesome sight to see, lots of info given to us ...
... maybe sparrows) landing on their table, picking-up a crumb of bread or a pretzel stick out of a bowl, and then flying away without a care in the world! It was petty hilarious watching the reactions on peoples' faces, but they pretty much let us alone.
After lunch, we toured the Palatine Gallery and former royal apartments inside the Pitti palace. The walls in each of the rooms are covered with paintings, mostly from the Renaissance period, with ...
... idea as it was full of crowds and once more we encountered queues which stopped us from visiting some attractions of interest.
Pleasant enough as it was wandering through the streets of Como, especially away from the main part of the lake where the crowds were congregated, it was a pleasure to return to our quiet little village. We went to Easter Sunday Mass that evening in the village church. The Mass sheets which were provided ...
... recommendation, we headed off. It turned out to be wonderful advice and both Gary and I had a great meal. One of the better ones.
It had been a long day which included the train travelling so needed to get some sleep. Just to top the day off, we had to ask the hotel reception if they could turn the temperature of the air conditioner down as it was still too hot in our room. Feel like children having to ask mum if it is OK. ...