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Travel Blogs from Florence
Travel day. Florence use to be the capital. Black market as big as Indonesia's entire economy. Taxes tripled if they think you aren't paying. Enough! First services at 11:30 Had pizza. Thin crusted marguerita, the slice was bigger than my head :) Drove to leaning tower of Pisa. Check all my friends photos for the gory ...
Most of us on the trip are getting a little more confident with using Italian in our brief chats with locals…a least a couple of words.
Grazie – thank you
Prego – you're welcome
Scusi – excuse me
Ciao – hi or bye
Today we said Ciao (bye) to Rome and Ciao (Hi) to Florence, via lunch and a tour of Siena.
The day started early. Breakfast was supposed to be at 6:30am as ...
... I bet he also drank beer.")
4. Jake: I liked our guide, who showed us how Renaissance artists, instead of signing their works, often inserted themselves as "cameos."
Our final tour (magic #3) took us to the Accademia, where we were able to see the evolving art of Michelangelo. He believed he was setting individuals free from their marble prisons, and what a liberator he was. This tour culminated with the original David, removed ...
... guessed it, we were all up at 6.30 to explore Florence the next day. We went to a leather shop to see how they made leather boxes etc and the history of it all, Florence is very famous for its leather and also jewellery. I bought a nomination bracelet, which has a flag from nearly every country ill have been to by the time I make my way home. This includes ...
... and a half to get to our destination.
We grabbed a cab from the train station with quite possibly the most miserable guy driving taxis ever. He didn't talk to us the whole time, or even say hello! Jason had to tell him our address after we took off, he didn't even ask for it. Anyway, Florence has quite small streets which on the whole (apart from the outskirts) are one way. Because of this we were soon getting lost in the cab and driving around for maybe a few minutes ...