B&B Le Contesse Florence
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... work before we join the crowd. I didn't know this before but David is from David and Goliath. There were a number of artists that were commissioned by the local council to sculpt a statue to depict David and Michelangelo's was chosen as it was different to the others. Most sculptors had depicted David in his glory often with his foot on the head of the defeated Goliath. Michelangelo, on the other hand chose to depict David in a more innocent light in his victory. The pose is confident ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
What a great day! It was certainly warmer today. Craig and I set out early to drive to Firenze to find the train station and a car park! It did prove a little challenging but as usual Craig was my hero and all was achieved. We were very early for Josy & Nick so we had a look at the Duomo and Baptistry - outside only because it was SO CROWDED! We certainly ...
... a 15 mile bike ride yesterday, our legs were screaming!!!! Next was the climb to the top of the duomo...467 steps up...we were a little worn out after this one, but the baptistery was next so that was a nice break. It was a quiet stop with chairs to sit and take in the surrounding display of catholic ritual. I Anyway, after our little rest, we hit the Mercato de Centrale for a bit more shopping, then headed back to the apartment. On ...
... even thunder stormed on us. Which was really fun with all our expensive electronics and such. We got back, and enjoyed some relaxation in our bed and breakfast and just had some fun with everyone. We made a fort with blankets and played spoons with everyone which got super intense. We ended the night with some bonding with ugly snapchats to each other which was really....fun? Our first day in Florence deems a good one in my ...
... because we were in this supposed special zone of Florence where you needed permission to drive around.
We did finally make it out of there. Incidentally at the same place we initially stopped. But this was my "I love you very much" moment for Lizzie. We have a car, we are not taking much public transportation through this entire trip, I'm taking care of my wife. But that was an awful experience I do not want to revisit. Rome is the only challenging city we have left and we ...