Locanda de' Ciompi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... will never be sick of this city and I definitely don't feel like a tourist anymore. I don't remember the last time I had to carry around a map, actually, so that's good! But there are little moments when I don't have anything to do and I miss little things about being in America.
The moment I felt most homesick recently hit me at a weird moment. I noticed that the San Jose Sharks were playing the Los Angeles Kings in Levi's Stadium and it was right then I got ...
... company other than SANDEMANs. It wasn't very good as it felt like I was in a walking lecture. The guide just didn't seem very enthusiastic about what he was doing and his English was not very good. So, I left early.
On the way back to the hostel, I found another tour company that offered a walking tour for sixteen euro. So, I decided to give that ago in the afternoon.
This tour was so much ...
... him. In the meantime I re-packed the bags so we only had what we needed for this last leg of our journey. We have expanded a little bit but not as much as I wish we could have!! The shopping here is overwhelming! The clothes! The shoes! The jewellery!! So hard to resist… but so far we have been pretty controlled as we will need to work another 25 years just to pay for this trip!
By the time the packing was completed I fell into bed ...
An evening at the Opera. Our initial choice was cancelled. We had discovered this when we swung by earlier in the day to book our tickets. Usual story, no-one at the tourist info centre was aware of that. Fortunately, we were able to revert to Plan B, Opera at St Marks, which was a shortened version of La Boheme. Small but capacity audience with proseco provided at intermission. A great night.
... but we saw the main works like Botticelli's Birth of Venus. Times like this I really wished I appreciated art more and knew a ton more about it. But for me, all I really could do was admire all of the amazing works. We then tried to head to the science museum but it turns out that's one of those that close early on Tuesdays so we couldn't make it in. That changed the plan to head to Santa Croce Church where the likes of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli's tombs ...