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... and his amazing statue of David.
More free time to discover and shop in this wonderful city, walked across the Ponte Vecchio and Gary bought me some lovely earrings for my birthday.
Back to the hotel to get ready for our dinner experience in the Tuscan Hills - travelled through tuscan countryside to the resturant amongst the pine and cypress trees. Had a scary ride round the hills to get there -it was worth it , the food was delightful.
What a great place.
... Head back, mouth open. On each side of the dome are large open chapels which are used on a regular basis. Underneath the floor of the cathedral remain the foundations and relics from the Cathedral of St Reparata, including frescoes, marble tiling and a marble casket bearing the crest of the Medici family. The subterranean vaults were also used for the burial of Florentine bishops throughout the centuries, and to his honour, ...
... market and do as we liked. I had a Cannoli today which was excellent. We continued walking around and ended up picking up sandwiches from a shop. I got a salami sandwich that was toasted. Then we went back to the apartment and just relaxed. We made a fort out of the frame of our bed and comforters. We played spoons and wrote our blogs together as a way to sum up our day. Tomorrow we will be going to see the Leaning Tower of ...
... incredible ceiling (the “Last Judgement” mosaic ), and reading about the legendary exterior bronze doors designed and created (over a period of 27 years) by Lorenzo Ghiberti. A copy of the doors hangs at the entrance to the baptistery; the real ones are on display in the Duomo Museum (which we saw later).
The next stop in the piazza was the dome. There was a long line, but we got to skip it with our Firenze Card. There were a lot ...
... quite large and we were all packed onto a large bus. This is what we were expecting as we chose the cheapest one we could find (they were generally super expensive). The first stop was at a vineyard about 40 minutes out of Florence where we had a small tour of the inside part and explained why Chianti is so amazing and how they make it. We then got to try all of the different Chianti wines (one white and about 5 reds) and learned about the different types and the government ...