Le Stanze Dei Medici
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... validate your tickets or suffer the fine when the train conductor comes to check your ticket) and settle in for the 1.5 hour ride.
Once we get to Pisa, its an easy walk out to the one attraction that everyone is here to see - the leaning tower. As you walk out of the station its just straight then there are signs for you to follow to the leaning tower. We're in no rush today so we stop at a cafe and have a coffee and a hot chocolate. The hot chocolate was so thick, it was nice ...
... got back to Santa Maria Novello train station and excitedly met Josy and Nick. Then we did it all again – after a quick baguette lunch. It was quite hot in Florence – big change from yesterday's rain. We made our way slowly home and stopped to get some cheese, cotaletta etc.
Sitting outside with Giorgio and his family was lovely and Claudio gave us his drawing – ...
... for it. Once we saw it though, we knew it was the one. It looked just like it does in pictures, except it might be leaning more. Nobody wanted to go up in it- because that would be a little sketchy- so we went to the grass on the other side to take the typical "holding the tower up with your hands picture". After the tower, we ate lunch right outside at a pizzeria, and had what else other than, pizza! We then took a train ride back, and once we got back to Florence ...
... a short speech from the tour guide we went into the treasure rooms of the 2 great Dukes of that palace. The first treasure room the bigger of the two had around 20 paintings many of which had secret compartments so the king could store all their gems and gold. The second treasure room was smaller but no less decorated. We didn't stay in the second room for long though. The next (and last) stop was the great hall ...
... stroll across the Ponte Vecchio because the crowds are so thick there is zero chance of brisk walk. It is quite picturesque, but don't look at the jewellery stores that line the sides of the street, the prices will only make you cry.
On reaching the other side of the river I headed for the Palazzo Pitti, which is an enormous structure, once the home of the Florentine Duchy (including the Medici family) it now hosts ...