I Melograni B&B
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... must ashamedly admit I was quite happy to sit and wait), during which time I met two guys from Nottingham and Leicester respectively who are travelling together. We ended up in the same room and so went out to a couple of cute local markets to get some pasta and veg and the three of us ended up cooking a super nice (typical budget) meal, which we ended up sharing around with the various others at the hostel (Germans, Australians, South Americans etc - nice mix last ...
... and of extreme high quality. The upstairs had an extremely modern food court but nothing like a food court you'd seen before. Nothing fast food about it. My lunch was fresh bruschetta, washed down with proseco and a steak tartare that was so simply prepared in front of me with olive oil, sea salt, pepper and chopped up fresh pears. Don't knock it till you tried it. Another recipe I'll be trying out at home. I couldn't leave the market without just ...
... which was the Uffizi gallery. Later, they decided to open it to the public so everyone could enjoy the art works.
The next day we visited the Accademia which holds the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. The statue of David was very tall and his hands were too big for his body. I thought it took Michelangelo 7 years to make but it only took him 3. In the Accademia we listened to a documentary about Michelangelo and David.
At the end of the day ...
... Nic but with a bit of sugar, we both enjoyed them.
We continued onto our hotel, in a very small village called Empoli. The hotel was nice but there was nothing else around there other than houses so we decided to just stay for one night. We went into the centre of Empoli for dinner (around 10 min drive away, on the other side of the motorway) and stumbled upon a festival they were holding in the main square. There seemed to be a local ballet school putting on ...
... which of course was nasty! Sarah on the other hand loved it and thought she would move our beds to make a queen size bed. Lets just say we had to go get white paint the next day to fix the marks from the floating bed.
Tonight there is an event around Florence called
"Vogue: Fashion Night Out". We all got dressed. After dinner we walked around by the Palazzo Strozzi,
which is close to the Duomo. We saw the Editor ...